Antique Welsh Anglesey Breakfront Georgian Oak, Mahogany & Fruitwood Side board Dresser Base (Circa 1820)


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Object Description

This is a lovely antique Welsh Anglesey (North Wales), late George III dresser base, displaying a lovely mellow colour, constructed of oak, mahogany and fruitwood, circa 1820, in excellent overall condition.

• Item: Dresser Base / Sideboard
• Circa: 1820
• Period: George III
• Provenance: Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom
• Wood: Oak, Mahogany & Fruitwood
• Breakfront design
• Bobbin turned mahogany columns
• Working locks & key (top central drawer)
• Later Victorian Gothic shaped brass escutcheons
• All working drawers – no faux drawers
• Fruitwood fronted drawers
• Pine lined drawers
• Two mahogany cupboard door panels
• Original pine backboards
• Original bracket feet
• Original polish and patination
• Lovely mellow colour
• Stunning craftsmanship
• Pretty design
• Lots of useful storage space
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day Free UK returns policy

This is a lovely antique Welsh Anglesey (North Wales), late George III dresser base, displaying a lovely mellow colour, constructed of oak, mahogany and fruitwood, circa 1820, in excellent overall condition. The dresser is predominantly constructed from oak, but also boasts mahogany and fruitwood constituents. The dresser comprises a solid mahogany top, encased with oak moulding. Below, the dresser is designed with a breakfront construction, with a central column of working fruitwood fronted drawers flanked by a cupboard and a drawer each side. To each side of the centre of the dresser are decorative bobbin turned mahogany columns. The base consists of six working mahogany fronted drawers with later Victorian Gothic inspired brass drop circular handles. The cupboard doors are decorated with inset mahogany rectangular panels. It is nice to see that this dresser features all its working drawers. Quite often, similar dressers have feature faux / decorative drawers down the centre but this dresser boasts all working drawers, which is a nice feature. All drawers are pine lined, hand dovetailed, smooth running and close flush to the frame. The top central drawer features a working lock and key (all others are faux keyholes). The two cupboard doors are securely closed by twisting two swivel wooden latches, to prevent them from opening. The dresser stands on the original shaped bracket feet to the front and block feet to the rear.

This dresser boasts its original polish and patination, displaying a mellow golden-brown oak colour, which has been created from 200 years of care. This dresser is an excellent investment and would look superb in a variety of rooms from the kitchen, hall way or the living room, offering plenty of useful storage space. This dresser base would certainly grace any home

We believe this dresser originates from the village of Talwrn, on the island of Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom. Talwrn is renowned for its community of woodworkers who made distinctive furniture from the early 19th Century to the early 20th Century. The pieces are typically decorated with inlaid spots, triangles and diamonds and finished with quarter-sawn oak, with the style and quarter-sawn oak present in this dresser. They are highly sought after, decorative and functional items that would complement any country kitchen or dining room.

Height = 92.4cm or 36⅜” or 3ft 0⅜”
Width = 164.2cm or 64⅝” or 5ft 4⅝”
Depth = 50.9cm or 20” or 1ft 8”

The price for this item is £1,495 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

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.

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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.

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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

This is a lovely antique Welsh Anglesey (North Wales), late George III dresser base, displaying a lovely mellow colour, constructed of oak, mahogany and fruitwood, circa 1820, in excellent overall condition. Nominal old use marks to the top of the dresser, leading edges and both side panels (see photos), but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The dresser is decorated with good quality later Victorian Gothic brass drop circular handles. All drawers and doors are in good working condition. The top central drawer features a working lock (with key). All other drawers and cupboard doors feature faux (dummy) key escutcheons. The backboards, drawer linings and feet are all original. The dresser boasts the original polish; therefore it has a fantastic depth of colour and patination displaying a lovely mellow golden brown oak colour. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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