• Circa: 1780
• Period: George III
• Origination: Montgomeryshire, Wales, UK
• Wood: Oak
• 6ft wide
• Original potboard base & rack
• Three plate rack
• Cavetto cornice
• Wavy shaped apron
• Two plank top
• Original brass knobs
• Cockbeaded drawers
• Pine drawer linings
• Baluster ring turned legs
• Bracket feet
• Peg construction
• Superb original colour
• Very rare
• Free 14 day returns policy
Here is an example of a superb quality and rare George III oak potboard dresser base and rack displaying a fantastic rich colour, circa 1780 originating from Montgomeryshire, mid Wales. The style and colour of this oak dresser was indicative to this area due to its more moderate terrain, rich in mineral content. The dresser features a cavetto 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 four cockbeaded drawers. The drawers feature oak drawer lining with pine drawer bottoms constructed with hand dovetail joints. The drawers boast their original brass knobs. 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 two-plank reeded 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 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.
This dresser is in excellent original 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 brass drawer knobs are all original. 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 = 208.5cm or 82⅛” or 6ft 10⅛”
External width (cornice) = 196.5cm or 73⅝” or 6ft 1⅝”
External width (base) = 183cm or 72” or 6ft
External depth (base) = 43cm or 16⅞” or 1ft 4⅞”
Base height = 86cm or 33⅞” or 1ft 9⅞”
Bottom shelf height = 21cm or 8¼”
Middle shelf height = 25cm or 9⅞”
Top shelf height = 45cm or 17¾”
Pot board height = 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾”
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Ref. Dresser 43