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Small And Rare Welsh Oak Dresser, Circa 1730


£16,800 | $23,412 USD | €19,579 EUR
Item Number: SA568494
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: WelshAntiques
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Welsh oak dresser of particularly small size in two sections, having a deep rack with overhanging cornice above two shelves incorporating small side spice cupboards, and flanked by shaped sides, over a base section with three drawers with moulded panel fronts, above a pair of doors with elaborately-shaped raised and fielded panels enclosing cupboards, and raised on stile feet.
The oak is of the dense native variety associated with Snowdonia, north Wales, and is used throughout this piece.
Wonderful colour and surface patination.
Circa 1730
Height: 178 cms; Max width (across the cornice): 130 cms.; Depth(across top of base): 55 cms.
For comparable examples see "Welsh Furniture 1250-1950: A Cultural History of Craftsmanship and Design" (Saer 2008), plates 586, 590.
This has to be one of the best dressers to have ever come out of Wales. It comes with a receipt from HW Keil of Broadway (one of the leading oak dealers of the twentieth century) dated 1955, where it is described as "A rare 18th century small oak enclosed Dresser.." and priced at 187.00.
It was sold to Mrs Edwin Fardon and descended to her son, John, who was one of the principal collectors of oak furniture of recent decades. It is illustrated in Victor Chinnery's classic "Oak Furniture: The British Tradition", plate 3.335
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Height = 178 cm (70.1")
Width = 130 cm (51.2")
Depth = 55 cm (21.7")

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