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Handsome George III Oak Breakfront Dresser with Losenge Inlays c. 1800

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Handsome George III Oak Breakfront Dresser with Losenge Inlays c. 1800

SHORT DESCRIPTION
A beautiful George III oak dresser made by a skilled craftsman in c.1800.
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DIMENSIONS
Dimensions are: Height: 81.25" (Base: 36.25" Rack: 45") Width (top of dresser base): 67.25" Width (rack cornice): 70" Depth (dresser base): 19.25" For metric please multiply by 2.5.
DATED
c. 1800

 
FULL DESCRIPTION
A beautiful George III oak dresser made by a skilled craftsman in c.1800.

The dresser is very solid and robust and has a lovely rich naturally developed colour.

The three long oak drawers flanked by two large cupboards with fielded panels to the doors. The knob handles throughout are solid brass and either original or fitted in the original holes. Each drawer retains its inlaid ivory losenge shaped escutcheon and brass original lock. The top surface of the dresser comprises substantial and original oak boards with attractive wear and character and a lovely colour. All set on square stile original feet (professionally re-tipped by an inch or so on both back legs). Each stile inlaid with a losenge and the cornice of the dresser with losenge inlay also and original inlaid losenge escutcheons. The dresser and rack sit true and square and it is very solid, heavy and robust. Drawers and cupboard doors open smoothly and close properly and have original clean linings with dovetailed joints.

The oak rack with wide back boards and adze marks from the hand held tools that worked them. Attractive waterfall shape to the rack and it is fixed to the dresser base at two points in the shaped sleigh feet - so can be secured once in place. The substantial cornice with original iron hooks and three strong good shelves. Minor dings, marks and bruises consistent with age and use.

A very handsome Georgian oak dresser from a private home, minor faults as described but well cared for all of its life. Good proportions, not too tall, and very practical and usable.