Here is a very good quality antique George III Shropshire dresser base, circa 1780 – 1800, with excellent proportions.
• Circa 1780 – 1800
• Period George III
• Provenance South Shropshire, UK
• Item Dresser base
• Wood Oak
• Width 5ft 11”
• Stamped “W. Day”
• Reeded moulded top
• Three working drawers
• Cock-beaded drawers
• Brass oval handles & escutcheons
• Working lock and key to central drawer
• Original splash back
• Pine lined & dovetailed drawers
• Elegant shaped frieze
• Original pine backboards
• Straight legs
• Solid in joint
• Good Quality
• Original polish
• Very good condition
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Here is a very good quality antique oak dresser base, circa 1780 – 1800 (George III period) originating from South Shropshire (the border area between Shropshire & Hereford), England in good clean condition with excellent proportions. The dresser boasts great craftsmanship, colour and patination and measures just under 6ft wide. The dresser retains its original up stand. The three-piece top, which can be seen lovely medullary rays in the grain, features an elegant reeded moulding. The medullary rays are also prominent on the front of the dresser. The dresser base consists of three working cock-beaded drawers with old replacement brass escutcheons and oval handles, which are in keeping with the period. The central drawer houses a working lock (with key) and the two flanking drawers feature sham locks. The drawers are pine lined and hand-dovetailed. Below, is an elegantly shaped frieze. Four refined straight legs support the base and the back of the dresser retains its original pine backboards. To one side of the dresser is inscribed “W. Day” which most likely have been the owner who commissioned the item for their house when it was first constructed.
The dresser features a superb mellow golden oak colour. As its 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 are a great investment as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
External Height = 92.3cm or 36⅜” or 3ft 0⅜”
Base Height = 80.8cm or 31¾” or 2ft 7¾”
Width = 180.3cm or 71” or 5ft 11”
Depth = 46.3cm or 18¼” or 1ft 6¼
This dresser is in excellent condition. There are no cup marks, burns or watermarks to the top of the dresser. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brassware on the dresser are old replacements, which are in keeping with the period. The central drawer has a working lock and key the two outer drawers feature sham locks. The carcass is solid with no breaks splits or lose 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.