• Item: Dresser Base & Rack
• Circa: 1820
• Period: George III
• Wood: Oak
• Provenance: Historical Mansion House, Conwy, North Wales, UK
• Has remained in the same family for all its life
• Original base & shaped 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
• Pine lined drawers
• Original oak backboards
• Original bracket feet
• Original polish and patination
• Lovely rich oxblood colour
• Stunning craftsmanship
• Pretty design
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
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Here is a fine example of a superb quality antique George III oak dresser base and rack, displaying a rich oxblood colour, circa 1820, originating from the area of Talwrn, Anglesey, in North Wales, which is in excellent original condition. The dresser is predominantly constructed from oak, but also boasts the original rosewood knobs as well as bone escutcheons. The shaped rack consists of wide oak backboards (a sign of quality), with three grooved horizontal racks that can support plates. The top of the base also has provision for plate storage when the rack is in place. 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 features a solid three-plank oak top with a central column of working oak fronted drawers flanked by a cupboard and a drawer each side. To either side of the dresser base, as well as either side of the breakfront section, there are quarter columns. The base consists of six working oak fronted drawers with the original turned rosewood knobs and two cupboards, also with the original knobs. The doors are decorated with twin fielded panels. It is nice to see that this dresser has all its drawers working. 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 oak lined, hand dovetailed, smooth running and close flush to the frame. The top central drawer, along with the drawers either side and the right hand cupboard all retain the original working locks, with a working key. The rest of the drawers and the left cupboard door feature faux keyholes. The drawers and cupboards boast kite-shaped bone escutcheons. The dresser stands on the original shaped bracket feet. This dresser boasts its original polish and patination, displaying a rich oxblood colour, which has been created from 200 years of care.
This particular dresser came from the historical Mansion House on High Street in 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.
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. This particular dresser came from the historical Mansion House on High Street in 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 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 top central drawer, left- and right-hand drawers and right-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 rich oxblood oak colour. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 223.8cm or 88⅛” or 7ft 4⅛”
External Width (cornice) = 181.5cm or 71½” or 5ft 11½”
External Depth (base) = 53.5cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
Rack Height = 124cm or 48⅞” or 4ft ⅞”
Base Height = 99.8cm or 39¼” or 3ft 3¼”
Top Shelf Height = 46.5cm or 18⅜” or 1ft 6⅜”
2nd Shelf Height = 26.5cm or 10½”
3rd Shelf Height = 23.7cm or 9⅜”
Bottom Shelf Height = 17.5cm or 6⅞”
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Ref. Dresser 73