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George III Period Oak Dresser Base


£2,900 | $3,861 USD | €3,286 EUR
Item Number: SA451225
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Windsor House Antiques Ltd
This antique has been viewed 32 times in the past month with the most views from Ukraine.


Good George III period oak dresser base with seven drawers and a central cupboard, the door with a raised panel and crossbanding, excellent colour and patina.
Circa 1770
A Welsh Dresser sometimes known as a kitchen dresser or pewter cupboard, is a piece of wooden furniture consisting of drawers and cupboards in the lower part, with shelves and perhaps a sideboard on top. Traditionally, it is a utilitarian piece of furniture used to store and display crockery, silverware and pewter-ware, but is also used to display general ornaments.
Originally, a dresser was located in the kitchen and was a utilitarian piece of furniture where meat and other food was dressed or prepared, while prepared food was placed on sideboards in the dining room ready to be served. They could be modified to suit local needs; for example, dressers in the Scottish Highlands may have a "porridge drawer" , a tin lined drawer into which freshly made porridge was emptied and left to cool. When cold, slices of the porridge could be cut out and taken out of the house for later consumption. Gradually the purely utilitarian function of the dresser was supplemented with other functions, such as a means of displaying the best crockery in a farmhouse. Once it became a means of display the dresser could also be found in dining rooms where it served as sideboard and a place to store and display dinner ware.
In the 19th century various different styles of ceramics would evolve to fill the plate racks of the Welsh dressers of Wales and to meet the needs of the Welsh market. Furthermore, many local traditions of what constitutes the proper care and display of the items on a Welsh dresser would come to assume an important role in the culture of North Wales in particular.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 76 cm (29.9")
Width = 185 cm (72.8")
Depth = 53 cm (20.9")

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