Antique English 19th Century Georgian Oak Shropshire Joined Low Dresser Base & Rack Sideboard (Circa 1800)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique George III oak Shropshire dresser base and rack, circa 1800, in excellent condition.

• Item: Low Dresser Base & Rack
• Circa: 1800
• Period: George III
• Wood: Oak
• Provenance: Shropshire / West Midlands, England, UK
• Width: 6ft 3”
• Original base & rack
• Moulded scalloped cornice
• Shaped apron
• Three plate racks
• Twin-plank oak moulded top
• Old Victorian replacement brass drawer knobs
• Three working drawers
• Cross banded & cock beaded drawer fronts
• Oak lined drawers
• Original wide pine backboards
• Original polish and patination
• Excellent colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality George III oak low farmhouse dresser base & rack, circa 1800, in good condition. The style of dresser originates from the county of Shropshire or general West Midlands area. The dresser measures 6ft 3” wide and boasts its original rich brown oak colour and patination. The dresser comprises a base & rack, with the rack featuring a moulded scalloped cornice, above a shaped apron. The rack has three plate racks and retains the original wide pine backboards. The rack rests on top of the dresser base, but is designed to be fixed to the wall. The dresser base features a twin-plank moulded oak top, above a bank of three large cross-banded, mahogany cock beaded drawers. The drawer fronts incorporate replacement period Victorian brass knobs. The drawer linings and bottoms are oak and constructed with hand dovetail joints. Below, the dresser base boasts a shaped apron and is raised on square legs to the front and rear, a single plank backboard to the rear, and the frame as a whole is built using with the traditional peg construction method.

The dresser features a superb rich brown 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 (it cannot be recreated by re-polishing).

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 on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 189.6cm or 74⅝” or 6ft 2⅝”
Rack Height = 108.4cm or 42⅝” or 3ft 6⅝”
Rack Width = 190.6cm or 75” or 6ft 3”
Rack Depth = 17cm or 6⅝”
Base Height = 81.2cm 32” or 2ft 8”
Base Width = 188.1cm or 74” or 6ft 2”
Base Depth = 50.1cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”
Top Shelf Height = 39.5cm or 15½” or 1ft 3½”
2nd Shelf Height = 20.7cm or 8⅛”
Bottom Shelf Height = 25.9cm or 10⅛”
Height Under Bottom Shelf = 10.9cm or 4¼”

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

The dresser is in excellent condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and top, including inside of drawers, but nothing significant considering the age of them. The drawer fronts incorporate replacement period Victorian brass knobs. The dresser is raised on its original legs, frame, top, drawer linings, bottoms, rack and backboards. The dresser has been cleaned and French polished in our workshops. It has a fantastic rich brown oak colour and patination this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. The dresser is well constructed, solid in joint with no loose movements and is ready to be used.

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Organsdale Farm
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