Here is a good quality antique George III oak Shropshire oak dresser base, circa 1760 – 1780, with excellent proportions, in excellent original condition.
• Circa 1760 – 1780
• Period George III
• Provenance Shropshire, UK
• Item Low Dresser base
• Wood Oak
• Width 6ft 2⅜”
• Reverse moulded top
• 2 plank top
• 5 working drawers
• Mahogany cross-banding decoration
• Original brass swank neck handles & escutcheons
• Working locks and key
• Pine lined hand dovetailed drawers
• Shaped apron
• Cabriole legs
• Peg construction
• Solid in joint
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent condition
• Free 14 day UK returns
Here is a good quality antique oak dresser base, circa 1760 – 1780 (George III period) originating from the border area between Shropshire, Cheshire & Staffordshire, England, in good clean original condition with excellent proportions. The dresser boasts great craftsmanship, colour and patination and measures 6ft 2⅜” wide. The two-piece top features an elegant reverse moulding. The dresser consists of three large drawers above two smaller narrow drawers. The drawers feature decorative mahogany cross banding and retain the original brass swan neck handles and escutcheons, all of which are in keeping with the period. The two large outer drawers feature a working lever lock (and key) and the central large drawer has a sham lock. Lovely medullary rays are prominent to the drawer fronts. The drawers are pine lined and hand-dovetailed. The dresser boasts an elegant curved apron, which meets two smaller drawers either side of the dresser base and has raised fielded panels on each side of the dresser, typical of dressers from this area. The dresser stands on pronounced cabriole legs to the front and block legs at the back. The back of the dresser retains its original pine backboards. The dresser frame has been constructed with the traditional peg construction method.
The dresser features a superb rich deep brown and red oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
The dresser would look superb in any hallway, kitchen or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Height = 81.2cm or 32” or 2ft 8”
Width (Legs) = 189cm or 74⅜” or 6ft 2⅜”
Depth (legs) = 50.2cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”
This dresser is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the top and leading edges and drawer fronts but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass drawer handles and escutcheons are original and in keeping with the period. The two larger outer drawers feature the original working locks and a working key the central drawer has a sham lock. The carcass is solid in joint with no loose movements. As the dresser boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic mellow colour and patination this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.