• Item: Dresser Base & Rack
• Circa: 1740
• Period: George II
• Wood: Oak
• Provenance: Snowdonia / Conwy region, North Wales, UK
• Original base & shaped rack
• Splayed moulded cornice
• Shaped apron
• Three plate racks
• Enclosed base
• Twin-plank oak top
• Working locks & keys (to doors)
• Old period replacement brassware
• Arched fielded door panels
• Three working frieze drawers
• Faux central drawers
• Oak lined drawers
• Original oak wide backboards
• Original polish and patination
• Stunning colour
• Superb craftsmanship
• Pretty design
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
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Here is a fine example of a superb quality antique Welsh George II oak sideboard dresser base and rack, originating from the Snowdonia / Conwy region, displaying a stunning colour and patination, circa 1740, in excellent condition. The dresser is constructed from solid oak and incorporates serpentine shaped side rails to the rack and top quality wide oak backboards (a sign of quality), with three grooved horizontal racks that can support plates. To the top of the rack there is a lovely straight protruding cornice, with a shaped apron below. The rack rests upon an enclosed dresser base, incorporating three working frieze drawers, with a column of faux central drawers below, flanked by two working arched fielded panel doors each side. The base exhibits top quality later brass swan neck handles & escutcheons. The brass door knobs appear to be original. Each door incorporates a steel working lock (with key). All drawers are oak lined, hand dovetailed, smooth running and close flush to the frame. The quality and weight of the drawer linings lead us to believe the dresser was constructed from bog oak, which was oak that was reclaimed from fallen oak trees in peat bogs, it produces a stunning deep rich dark brown colour, because of all the minerals the timber absorbed from the peat and soil. Interestingly, bog oak was commonly used to inlay fine decorative pieces, as an alternative to ebony. Bog oak is very dense wood and therefore this dresser is heavy to lift. The dresser stands on its block stiles, decorated with an outer shaped bracket plinth. This dresser boasts its original polish and patination, displaying a rich oxblood colour, which has been created from 200 years of care.
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 antique sideboard dresser base would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This antique sideboard dresser originates from the originating from the Snowdonia / Conwy region, in the county of Caernarfonshire in North Wales, United Kingdom. It is an early dresser boasting stunning colour and patination, constructed with top quality oak. This style of dresser is highly sought after, decorative and functional items that would compliment any country kitchen or dining room. This particular dresser came from a farmhouse, near Conwy, where it had remained in the same family since it was made, until now. It is therefore the first time it has come onto the market for sale, which makes it a particularly special find.
The dresser is in excellent condition, considering its age. The base and rack are original to each other and are not a marriage. Nominal old use marks to the worktop of the dresser and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The drawers incorporate later Georgian brass handles. We believe the brass knobs and escutcheons on the doors are original. The doors feature working steel locks (with key). The drawer linings are in good working condition and are constructed of superb quality bog oak. The backboards and drawer linings are all original. The dresser boasts the original polish; therefore, it exhibits a stunning depth of colour and patination displaying a lovely rich oak colour. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 194.9cm or 76¾” or 6ft 4¾”
Rack Height = 104.7cm or 41¼” or 3ft 5¼”
Rack Width = 144.5cm or 56⅞” or 4ft 8⅞”
Rack Depth = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4”
Base Height = 90.2cm or 35½” or 2ft 11½”
Base Width = 140cm or 55⅛” or 4ft 7⅛”
Base Depth = 51.2cm or 20⅛” or 1ft 8⅛”
Shelf Height under lowest shelf = 11.5cm or 4½”
Shelf Height 2nd lowest = 19.5cm or 7⅝”
Shelf Height 3rd lowest =22.9cm or 9”
Shelf Height Top = 40.2cm or 15⅞”
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