• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Oak
• 4ft 3” wide
• Moulded cornice with scalloped frieze
• 3 plate rack shelves
• Plate beads (stops plates slipping)
• 2 large cupboards to rack
• 2 small drawers to rack
• Two plank top to dresser base
• Original brass knobs & escutcheons
• Moulded cushion front drawers
• Oak drawer linings
• Butt joined drawer construction
• Lovely shaped apron
• Elegant carved bobbin moudings
• Ring turned legs to front
• Simple block legs to rear
• Supporting stretchers
• Peg construction
• Mellow colour & patination
• Narrow proportions
• Good condition
• Dismantles into 2 sections for easy access into the house
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is an example of a good quality antique English Victorian oak joined high dresser base and rack, displaying a good mellow colour, circa 1880, in original condition. Designed to reflect the Georgian period, this dresser has been constructed from earlier timbers, which is why the patination and mellow colour is superior to other Victorian dressers in the marketplace of a similar age.
The dresser boasts narrow proportions, therefore would fit in most kitchens or hallways. The dresser features a moulded cornice above an elegantly scalloped frieze, with an open rack, flanked by two large cupboards. The cupboard features an internal shaped shelf and the moulded cupboard doors retain their original working locks and key. Below each cupboard, sit a small drawer, ideal for storing keys and small possessions. The two graduating shelves, each with plate beads (to stop plates sliding forward) can support all manner of plate sizes on all levels. The base has been built using the traditional peg construction method. It incorporates a two-plank top with two drawers below, flanked by decorative bobbin mouldings to the frame. The drawers are constructed with oak drawer linings, including oak drawer bottoms, constructed with butt joints and retain their original working locks and key. The drawer fronts feature simple but elegant mouldings, with cushion fronts; they also boast their original brass knobs with shaped brass back plates. Further below, the base displays a decorative shaped apron. The base stands on three elegant ring turned legs to the front and block legs to the rear, secured by connecting stretchers. The dresser dismantles into two sections for easy transport and access into the house.
As the dresser features its original polish, it boasts a lovely mellow golden oak colour, which has been created from the years of care and cleaning it has received.
This dresser is a sought after design, having narrow proportions, which makes it an excellent practical furnishing piece.
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 your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This dresser is in good original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the base, rack and cornice but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass knobs and escutcheons are all original. The drawers are oak lined with butt joints. The cupboard doors and two large drawers retain the original working lever locks, with key. The drawers are smooth running and close flush to the frame. As the dresser boasts the original polish, it has a lovely mellow gold oak colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This item is well constructed, is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 195cm or 76¾” or 6ft 4¾”
Base Height = 81.4cm or 32” or 2ft 8”
Width (cornice) = 131cm or 51½” or 4ft 3½”
Width (base) = 131.6cm or 51⅝” or 4ft 3⅝”
Depth (including knobs) = 42.8cm or 16¾” or 1ft 4¾”
Top Shelf Height = 41.2cm or 16¼” or 1ft 4¼”
2nd Shelf Height = 28cm or 11”
3rd Shelf Height = 24.7cm or 9¾”
Bottom Shelf Height = 13.7cm or 5⅜”
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Ref. Dresser 59