This is a superb quality and very rare George III oak Shropshire dresser base and rack displaying a fantastic deep rich colour, circa 1780.
• Circa 1780
• Period George III
• Origination Shropshire, England, UK
• Wood Oak & Mahogany
• Original base & rack
• Three plate rack
• Moulded satinwood inlaid cornice
• Straight frieze to front & side
• Two shaped cupboards with internal drawer
• Two plank top
• Mahogany cross-banding to top
• Original brass escutcheons
• Original brass handles
• Three cock beaded drawers
• Working drawer locks & key
• Pine drawer linings
• Tapered reeded spade foot legs
• Superb colour & quality
This is a superb quality and very rare George III oak Shropshire dresser base and rack displaying a fantastic deep rich colour, circa 1780. The dresser boasts great craftsmanship, colour and patination. This dresser boasts a protruding mahogany and oak inlaid cornice with satinwood stringing. Beneath we have an open rack with shelves and two outer banded shaped cupboards which feature three middle shelves and one internal small drawer each side. This rack sits in a moulded edge on the base. The base features a superb quality two plank oak top which is cross banded with mahogany. Below there are three drawers which feature the original brass escutcheons and handles. The locks on all drawers are in working order and there is a key. The drawer fronts are also cross-banded with mahogany. The drawers are pine lined. The base is supported by four reeded and tapered spade feet. This dresser boasts a superb rich golden oak colour which has been created from nearly 300 years of care and is a sought after size and the small size makes it an excellent practical furnishing piece.
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 your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The base and rack are original. Nominal old use marks to the top of the dresser and leading edges but please remember this has been a working dresser for nearly 300 years. There has been a very old Victorian repair to the inside of the left hand door and feet. The dresser has an excellent golden and brown patiation derived from years of cleaning and care. Free of active woodworm. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 193.5cm or 6’ 4¼”
External Width = 192.5cm or 6’ 3¾”
External Depth = 50.5cm or 1’ 8¼”
Height of Base = 75.5cm or 2’ 5¾”
Width of Base = 188cm or 6’ 2”