• Item: Dresser Base & Rack
• Circa: 1780
• Period: George III
• Provenance: Luddington Manor, UK
• Wood: Oak
• Original base & rack
• Iron hooks
• Splayed moulded cornice
• Shaped apron
• Turned supports
• Three plate racks to rack
• Fourth plate rack on base
• Two plank oak top
• Brass handles & back plates
• Satinwood key escutcheons
• Faux drawer locks
• All working drawers – no faux drawers
• Oak fronted drawers
• Pine lined drawers
• Original block feet
• Original polish and patination
• Lovely mellow colour
• Pretty design
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a fine example of a superb quality antique English George III oak dresser, boasting a stunning mellow oak colour, circa 1780, in good condition. The dresser features an open rack, with three grooved horizontal racks that can support plates. To the top of the rack there is a lovely moulded protruding cornice, displaying the original iron hooks. The rack rests upon the dresser base, on large strong shaped shoes. The dresser base boasts a solid two-plank oak top, also incorporating hooks, below which are three fully working drawers. The drawers are pine lined, hand dovetailed and close flush to the frame. The drawers display faux keyholes with kite shaped satinwood escutcheons (they never had locks originally), with old period replacement brass swan neck handles on shaped back plates. Further below, the dresser base boasts a shaped apron, raised above a pot board. The pot board features turned column supports to the front and squared supports to the rear. The dresser stands on the original block feet. This dresser boasts its original polish and patination, displaying a mellow golden brown oak colour, which has been created from 200 years of care.
This dresser is an excellent investment and would look superb in a variety of rooms from the kitchen, hall way or the living room. This dresser base would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This dresser originates from Luddington Manor, a Grade II listed manor house property at Luddington, near Stratford, Warwickshire. It was from the estate of a private collector, comprising of items of pedigree from a British country house. Luddington was mentioned in the Domesday Book and the village is reputed to be the meeting place of Anne Hathaway and William Shakespeare. The manor house dates back to the late 16th/early 17th century.
The dresser is in excellent original condition, considering its age. The base and rack are original to each other and are not a marriage. Nominal old use marks to the top of the dresser and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The drawers have old replacement (likely Victorian) period brass handles and escutcheons. All drawers and doors are in good working condition. The drawer linings, pot board and feet are all original. The dresser boasts the original polish; therefore it has a fantastic depth of colour and patination displaying a lovely mellow golden brown oak colour. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 204.2cm or 80⅜” or 6ft 8⅜”
External Width (cornice) = 154.5cm or 60⅞” or 5ft ⅞”
External Depth (base) = 40.2cm or 15⅞” or 1ft 3⅞”
Rack Height = 127.4cm or 50⅛” or 4ft 2⅛”
Base Height = 76.8cm or 30¼” or 2ft 6¼”
Top Shelf Height = 34cm or 13⅜” or 1ft 1⅜”
2nd Shelf Height = 31cm or 12¼” or 1ft ¼”
3rd Shelf Height = 26.4cm or 10⅜”
Bottom Shelf Height = 25.4cm or 10”
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Ref. Dresser 72