This is a fine example of an antique George II Welsh dresser base, constructed of solid oak, displaying a rich colour, circa 1750, in excellent original condition.
• Item: Welsh Dresser Base
• Circa: 1750
• Period: George II
• Provenance: Colwyn Bay, North Wales, United Kingdom
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Two-plank top
• Good quality oak timbers
• Working locks & key (top central drawer)
• Original swan neck brass handles & knobs
• Three working upper drawers
• Original pine lined drawers
• Two moulded & fielded panel cupboard doors
• Faux bank of central vertical drawers
• Working locks (with keys)
• Quarter columns to front corners
• Original backboards & floor
• Original stile block feet
• Original polish and patination
• Lovely mellow colour
• Quality craftsmanship
• Very sturdy & heavy
• Lots of useful storage space
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day Free UK returns policy
This is a fine example of an antique George II Welsh dresser base, constructed of solid oak, displaying a rich colour, circa 1750, in excellent original condition. Originating from a country house near Colwyn Bay, North Wales, the Welsh dresser base comprises a two-plank top, above a row of three working drawers, with a faux bank of vertical drawers in the centre, flanked by two large arcadian fielded panel cupboard doors. Elegant quarter columns to the front confers of the Welsh dresser base, with inset side panels. The drawers and doors retain the original brass swan neck handles, knobs and escutcheons. The left-hand drawer and cupboard door feature a working steel lever lock (with key). The drawers retain the original drawer linings with butt joints. Inside the cupboard below, is a central dividing wall, with a narrow upper shelf. The cupboard doors are decorated with elegant inset moulded arcadian rectangular panels. It is nice to see that this dresser retains all its original brassware; often they were replaced. The back of the Welsh dresser base retains its original backboards and floor. The dresser stands on the original stile block feet, decorated with shaped ogee brackets to the front and rear. It is an extremely solid piece of furniture.
This Welsh dresser base boasts its original polish and patination, displaying a mellow golden-brown oak colour, which has been created from nearly 300 years of care. This Welsh low dresser sideboard is an excellent investment as it is so practical 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.
This is a fine example of an antique George II Welsh dresser base, constructed of solid oak, displaying a rich colour, circa 1760, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the top and leading edges (see photos), but nothing significant considering the age of this 250+ year low dresser. The drawers and doors retain the original brass swan neck handles, knobs and escutcheons. The left-hand drawer and cupboard door feature a working steel lever lock (with key). All drawers and doors are in good working condition. The top-left drawer features a working lock (with key), as does the left-hand cupboard door, with its own key. All other drawers feature faux (dummy) key escutcheons. The backboards, drawer linings and floor are all original and in good condition. Historical evidence of wood-worm to the drawer linings, which has been thoroughly treated – it is inevitable that any dresser which is nearly 300 years old will have some signs of woodworm. The Welsh dresser base boasts the original polish; therefore, it has a fantastic depth of colour and patination displaying a lovely mellow golden brown oak colour. This oak sideboard is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 96.5cm / 38” / 3ft 2”
External Width (Feet) = 183cm / 72” / 6ft
External Depth (Feet) = 56.5cm / 22¼” / 1ft 10¼”
Width (Top) = 182cm / 71⅝” / 5ft 11⅝”
Depth (Top) = 54.5cm / 21½” / 1ft 9½”
The price for this item is £3,150 including free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*.
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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 antique 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 www.yolagray.com for further items and information.