Here is an example of a good quality antique George III oak 6ft Border counties three drawer cabriole leg dresser base (circa 1780).
• Circa 1780 – 1800
• Period George III
• Provenance Border counties, UK
• Item Three drawer dresser base
• Wood Oak
• Two piece top
• Moulded freize
• Brass swan neck handles and escutcheons
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Cock-beaded drawers
• Pegged frame construction
• Oak lined drawers
• Original backboards
• Cabriole legs
• Solid in joint
• Excellent Quality
• Fantastic patination / colour
Here is an example of a good quality antique George III oak 6ft Border counties1 three drawer cabriole leg dresser base (circa 1780 – 1800). The “Border counties” is a term which denotes an imprecisely defined area along and around the border between England and Wales in the United Kingdom. The top of this dresser is constructed from two pieces of oak. The dresser features mahogany cross-banding to the top and fronts of the drawers. The dresser base consists of three working hand dovetailed oak lined drawers which feature brass escutcheons and brass swan neck handles. The drawers are cock-beaded and fronts are cross-banded with mahogany. The top features a moulded edge design is repeated on the apron. The dresser frame is constructed using the traditional pegged construction method. The drawers are oak lined with the original backboards and the dresser sits on elegant cabriole shaped legs.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the living room, dining room or kitchen. This item would certainly grace any home and a great investment as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The item is in excellent condition and is commensurate with its age. The dresser has a fantastic colour and figuration to the timer. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass swan neck handles and escutcheons are old replacements. There are no splits to the top or sides of this dresser which rare to see. Free of active wood worm, solid in joint and ready to use.
Height 78.2cm or 2’ 6¾”
Width 181cm or 5’ 11½”
Depth 47cm or 1’ 6½”
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