• Item: Dresser Base & Rack
• Circa: 1800
• Period: George III
• Provenance: Mid Wales, UK
• Wood: Oak
• Original base & rack
• Moulded protruding cavetto cornice
• Scalloped shape frieze
• Four plate racks
• Original iron hooks
• Two-plank top
• Later brass handles & oval escutcheons
• Central arched open cupboard
• Original pine lined drawers
• Original oak backboards
• Original bracket feet
• Peg construction
• Original polish and patination
• Superb colour
• Stunning craftsmanship
• Dismantles into two sections
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is an example of a fine quality antique Welsh George III oak dresser, from mid-Wales, displaying a deep rich colour, circa 1800, in good condition. The rack incorporates a cavetto-moulded cornice above a scalloped shape frieze, decorated with the original iron hooks and wide pine backboards (which is a sign of quality). Note how the same scalloped design is repeated on each side of the rack. The rack features four grooved racks that can support plates (which stops them sliding forwards). The rack is supported by mortise and tenon joints that slot into dresser base; the rack can also be secured against the wall by using the screw brackets on back of the rack. The dresser base features a solid two-plank oak top, boasting a rich oxblood colour. Below is a row of working drawers with a decorative central arched open cupboard, flanked by smaller cupboards either side. The smaller cupboards incorporate doors. The base consists of five working drawers with later brass handles & oval escutcheons. The drawers are constructed with hand dovetail joints and feature pine drawer linings and drawer bottoms. The dresser stands on the original shaped bracket feet.
This dresser boasts its original polish and patination, displaying a rich brown oak colour, which has been created from 200 years of care and is a sought after size.
This dresser 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.
The dresser is in good overall condition. The base and rack are original to each other. Nominal old marks to the top of the dresser and old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass drawer handles are later period replacements. All drawers and doors are in good working condition. The backboards, drawer linings and feet are all original. The dresser boasts the original polish; therefore it has a fantastic depth of colour and patination displaying a lovely rich colour. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 212cm or 83½” or 6ft 11½”
External width (cornice) = 169.4cm or 66⅝” or 5ft 6⅝”
External depth (base) = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Top height = 125cm or 49¼” or 4ft 1¼”
Base height = 87cm or 34¼” or 2ft 10¼”
Top shelf height = 36cm or 14⅛” or 1ft 2⅛”
2nd shelf height = 39.2cm or 15½” or 1ft 3½”
3rd shelf height = 22cm or 8⅝”
Bottom shelf height = 21.5cm or 8½”
Pot board height = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
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Ref. Dresser 67