• Circa: 1770
• Period: George III
• Provenance: Shropshire /Cheshire, UK
• Item: Low dresser base
• Wood: Oak
• Width: 5ft 6⅞”
• Wide single-plank oak top
• Cock-beaded drawer fronts
• 3 large working drawers
• Brass key escutcheons
• Brass swan neck handles
• Working central lock (with key)
• 2 dummy locks
• Hand dovetailed oak lined drawers
• Attractively shaped apron
• Simple square legs
• Joined construction
• Superb rich oxblood colour
• Original polish & patination
• Good condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14 day free UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality George III oak low farmhouse dresser base, circa 1770, with narrow proportions (5ft 6⅞” wide) and in good condition. The style of dresser originates from the counties of Shropshire or Cheshire, within the North West region of England. The dresser measures 5ft 6⅞” wide and boasts its original rich oxblood colour and patination. The dresser comprises a stunning single-plank oak top with an up-stand, above a solid oak frame. The top features an elegant reverse cavetto moulding to the underside and an ovolo moulding to the two-plank top. The dresser incorporates three large cock beaded drawers. The two drawers either side feature dummy locks, while the centre drawer incorporates a working lock and working key. The drawer fronts incorporate brass key escutcheons; brass swan neck handles and brass back plates. The brass handles are old period Victorian replacements. The drawer linings and bottoms are oak lined and constructed with hand dovetail joints. The dresser is raised on square legs to the front and rear, with an attractively shaped apron, a single plank backboard to the rear, and the frame as a whole is built using with the traditional peg construction method.
The dresser features a superb rich oxblood colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received (it cannot be recreated by re-polishing).
The dresser would look superb in any hallway, kitchen or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Height = 80.5cm or 31¾” or 2ft 7¾”
Width = 169.7cm or 66⅞” or 5ft 6⅞”
Depth (including handles) = 47.5cm or 18¾” or 1ft 6¾”
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Ref. Dresser 62