• Item: Dresser Base & Rack
• Circa: 1810 – 1820
• Period: George III
• Provenance: Talwrn, Anglesey, North Wales, UK
• Wood: Oak, Ebony, Mahogany & Rosewood
• Original base & rack
• Splayed moulded cornice
• Breakfront design
• Turned quarter columns
• Three plate racks
• Single plank mahogany top
• Bone escutcheons
• Working locks & keys
• Original turned rosewood knobs
• Inset Gothic style arched door panels
• All working drawers – no faux drawers
• Mahogany fronted drawers
• Pine lined drawers
• Original pine backboards
• Original bracket feet
• Original polish and patination
• Lovely mellow colour
• Stunning craftsmanship
• Pretty design
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a great example of a superb quality George III oak dresser displaying a mellow golden oak colour, circa 1810 – 1820, originating from the village of Talwrn, Anglesey, in North Wales, which is in excellent original condition. The dresser is predominantly constructed from oak, but also boasts mahogany and ebony inlay, rosewood knobs as well as bone escutcheon. The dresser rack consists of wide good quality (a sign of quality) pine backboards, with three grooved horizontal racks that can support plates. To the top of the rack there is a lovely straight protruding cornice. The rack rests upon the dresser base, on large strong shaped shoes. Below, the breakfront dresser base boasts a solid single-plank mahogany top with a central column of working mahogany fronted drawers flanked by a cupboard and a drawer each side. To each side of the centre of the dresser are ring turned quarter columns. The base consists of six working mahogany fronted drawers with turned rosewood knobs and two cupboards, also rosewood knobs. The doors are decorated with inset Gothic style twin arched panels. It is nice to see that this dresser features all its working drawers. Quite often, similar dressers have feature faux / decorative drawers down the centre but this dresser boasts all working drawers, which is a nice feature.
All drawers are pine lined, hand dovetailed, smooth running and close flush to the frame. The right hand drawer and the left hand cupboard both retain the original working locks, with a working key. The rest of the drawers feature faux keyholes; the right hand cupboard has historically had a lock, but this has been removed some time ago. The drawers and cupboards boast kite-shaped bone escutcheons. The dresser is further decorated with inlaid dots and diamonds, in the typical style that was common in Talwrn, a village on the island of Anglesey, Wales. The inlay incorporates ebony & mahogany timbers. The dresser stands on the original shaped bracket feet. This dresser boasts its original polish and patination, displaying a mellow golden brown oak 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 dresser base would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This dresser originates from the village of Talwrn, on the island of Anglesey, Wales, UK. Talwrn is renowned for its community of woodworkers who made distinctive furniture from the early 19th Century to the early 20th Century. The pieces are typically decorated with inlaid spots, triangles and diamonds and finished with quarter-sawn oak, exactly as this piece is. They are highly sought after, decorative and functional items that would compliment any country kitchen or dining room.
The dresser is in excellent original condition, considering its age. The base and rack are original to each other and are not a marriage. Nominal old use marks to the top of the dresser and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The dresser base retains its original rosewood knobs. All drawers and doors are in good working condition. There are working locks to the right hand drawer and left hand cupboard, with a working 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 mellow golden brown oak colour. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 212.6cm or 83¾” or 6ft 11¾”
External Width (cornice) = 167.1cm or 65¾” or 5ft 5¾”
External Depth (base) = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Rack Height = 119.5cm or 47” or 3ft 11”
Base Height = 93.1cm or 36⅝” or 3ft ⅝”
Top Shelf Height = 40cm or 15¾” or 1ft 3¾”
Top Shelf Depth = 17cm or 6⅝”
2nd Shelf Height = 26cm or 10¼”
2nd Shelf Depth = 14cm or 5½”
3rd Shelf Height = 24cm or 9½”
3rd Shelf Depth = 13.8cm or 5⅜”
Bottom Shelf Height = 16cm or 6¼”
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Ref. Dresser 71