• Item: Dresser Base & Rack
• Circa: 1780
• Period: George III
• Provenance: Wales, UK
• Wood: Solid pine
• Original base & rack
• Moulded protruding cornice
• Shaped rack
• Four plate racks
• Two-plank top
• 3 working drawers
• 3 dummy drawers
• 2 cupboards
• Internal shelves
• Original brass teardrop handles & foliate door escutcheons
• Original diamond shape key escutcheons to drawers
• Original pine lined drawers
• Original pine backboards
• Original block feet & spandrels
• Peg construction
• Original polish and patination
• Superb colour
• Stunning craftsmanship
• Dismantles into two section
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is an example of a fine quality antique English George III pine dresser, displaying a stunning colour and patination, circa 1780, in good original condition. The rack incorporates a moulded cornice above three railed shelves (which stop plates from sliding off), decorated with wide pine backboards (which is a sign of quality) and shaped sides. A fourth plate rail is present on top of the dresser base, allowing plates to be stored underneath the rack’s lowest shelf. The rack stands on shaped feet, allowing it to rest on top of the base and be secured to the base with screws.
The dresser base boasts a solid two-plank pine top, boasting a mellow colour. The base consists of a row of three working drawers, above two inset cupboard doors, which flank a central stack of dummy drawers. The drawer frames mimic cock beading design normally seen on furniture in the towns and cities and the sides incorporate inset panels. All three drawers boast the original brass teardrop handles. The central working drawer includes a working lock and key, with diamond shaped escutcheon, while the other working drawers feature dummy keyholes with escutcheons. The dummy drawers also feature teardrop handles, faux keyholes and diamond shape escutcheons. The drawers are constructed with butt joints and retain the original pine drawer linings and drawer bottoms. The cupboards doors have working locks and key, with brass foliate key escutcheons. The cupboards also incorporate a single shelf. The dresser stands on the original block feet incorporating decorative spandrels.
This dresser boasts its original polish and patination, displaying a rich dark brown pine colour, which has been created from 200 years of care and cleaning.
This dresser would look superb in a variety of rooms from the kitchen to the hallway or 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.
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 leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass drawer handles are original. All drawers and doors are in good working condition. The top three drawers retain their original steel working lever locks (with key). The two cupboard doors feature working locks (with key). 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 = 211cm or 83⅛” or 6ft 11⅛”
External width (cornice) = 156.8cm or 61¾” or 5ft 1¾”
External depth (base) = 50.8cm or 20” or 1ft 8”
Rack height = 112cm or 44⅛” or 3ft 8⅛”
Base height = 100cm or 39⅜” or 3ft 3⅜”
Top shelf height = 34.5cm or 13⅝ or 1ft 1⅝”
2nd shelf height = 25cm or 9⅞”
3rd shelf height = 23.7cm or 9⅜”
Bottom shelf height = 20cm or 7⅞”
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Ref. Dresser 68