Here is an example of a very good quality George III oak potboard dresser base and rack, from mid Wales, displaying a fantastic rich colour, circa 1780.
• Circa 1780
• Period George III
• Origination Mid Wales, UK
• Wood Oak
• 5ft 3” wide
• Original potboard base & rack
• Three plate rack
• Protruding cornice
• Wavy shaped apron
• Two plank top
• Brass swan neck handles
• Cockbeaded drawers
• Pine drawer linings
• Baluster ring turned legs
• Peg construction
• Superb original colour
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Here is an example of a very good quality George III oak potboard dresser base and rack, displaying a fantastic rich colour, circa 1780, originating from the Mid Wales area. The style and colour of this oak dresser was indicative to this area due to its challenging terrain, which was rich in mineral content. The dresser features a protruding cornice above a closed rack with wide vertical pine boards. The three graduating shelves, each with plate beads (to stop plates sliding forward) can support all manner of plate sizes on four levels. Below, the base has been made using a pegged construction method. The base features a two-plank top and three cockbeaded drawers. The drawers feature pine drawer linings constructed with hand dovetail joints. The drawers feature later brass swan neck handles and escutcheons. The central drawer retains its original lock, with a working key. The two flanking drawers feature sham keyholes and locks. To the front of the dresser can be seen lovely medullary rays in the oak grain. Further below, is an elegant cockbeaded frieze above a wavy shaped apron. The base stands on four-baluster ring turned legs, which connects to a three-plank open potboard lower area below. The potboard base also features a plate bead.
As the dresser features its original polish, it boasts a superb rich golden oak colour, which has been created from over 200 years of care and cleaning it has received.
It is a sought after design, which makes it an excellent practical furnishing piece and it is a stunning example of a dresser from this provenance.
This dresser is in excellent condition. The base and rack are original to each other. 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 drawer feature old replacement brass handles. The central drawer retains its original working lock, which has a key. The flanking drawers feature sham keyholes and 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. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 206cm or 81⅛” or 6ft 9⅛”
External width (cornice) = 162.8cm or 64⅛” or 5ft 4⅛”
External width (base) = 161.3cm or 63½” or 5ft 3½”
External depth (base) = 43.6cm or 17⅛” or 1ft 5⅛”
Base height = 76cm or 29⅞” or 2ft 5⅞”
Bottom shelf height = 25.5cm or 10”
Middle shelf height = 28cm or 11”
Top shelf height = 44cm or 17¼”
Pot board height = 45.5cm or 17⅞”