Mid Century Linen Cupboard/Tall Boy by Herbert E Gibbs in Farrow & Ball Dowpipe

Mid Century Linen Cupboard/Tall Boy by Herbert E Gibbs in Farrow & Ball Dowpipe


A handsome mid century painted linen cupboard / tallboy by Herbert E Gibbs Cabinet Maker, labelled catalogue no. 256. With three drawers and double cupboard and a lift up top with mirror and a further storage compartment. It has the original brass handles which I have cleaned and polished by hand (not painted over or replaced!) and it has been carefully sanded and painted externally in Farrow and Ball's dark and dramatic 'DownPipe' Modern Eggshell. I have lined the drawers with a beautiful ebony damask paper. This piece would be a fabulous addition to a bedroom or landing as a linen cupboard or tallboy.


This piece is in good condition with no major damage to note apart from some water damage to the veneer on the top of the cabinet, visible in the last picture. There are other minor nicks, dents and previous repairs which are to be expected with vintage and antique pieces and adds to their character. I don't just slap on a coat of chalk or mineral paint on my pieces and call them upcycled - each of my pieces undergo a lengthy process of restoration and preparation before being painstakingly stripped, cleaned, restored, woodworm treated if there is any sign of historic woodworm, primed and undercoated before painting a minimum of 4 coats to ensure a high quality finish. My pieces aren't distressed or shabby chic; they will naturally distress over time with general wear and tear, like all furniture.


    Dimensions (all sizes are approximate): 

    Height: 112.5cm
    Width: 77cm
    Depth: 38.5cm


    I gladly accept returns and cancellations: 

    Contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase.  Cancellations are subject to a cancellation charge of £25 to cover card merchant service and admin fees. If a courier has been booked and paid for the full cost of delivery charge will be paid by the customer (courier charges are 50% subsidised by Yellow Pigeon Bespoke Furniture)

    I don't accept exchanges

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalised orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.



    I aim to provide a personal service as far as possible and I am pleased to offer free delivery with this piece in person via our own 'Pigeon Post' with a fully bubble wrapped and blanketed service to 100 mile radius of SY7 8QG postcode. Delivery is to ground floor and I shall be in touch directly after your purchase to arrange a suitable delivery date. If you are located outside of my 100 mile radius, I would be delighted to arrange delivery via a third party furniture courier with a fully blanketed service within Mainland UK for a small surcharge.  To avoid disappointment please contact me with your post code for an indicative quote and timeframe.



    Farrow and Ball Down Pipe Modern Eggshell