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George III North Wales Solid Oak and Elm Country Dresser c. 1810

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George III North Wales Solid Oak and Elm Country Dresser c. 1810

SHORT DESCRIPTION
With a fabulous colour and in excellent condition, a joined oak and elm George III dresser with four central drawers flanked by fielded panel cupboard doors and with original boards and original drawer linings in elm.
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DIMENSIONS
69 inches wide, 19 inches deep and 79.5 inches high. The rack lifts off at about 34 inches from the floor. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
c.1810

 
FULL DESCRIPTION
With a fabulous colour and in excellent condition, a joined oak and elm George III dresser with four central drawers flanked by fielded panel cupboard doors and with original boards and original drawer linings in elm. The original matching rack with figured elm supports and with plate grooves to each shelf - very robust and with wonderfully wide oak backboards which still show light adze marks from the hand held tools used to hone them.

The dresser has great proportions and is extremely heavy and robust, on original bracket feet and with original brass knobs. It has minor marks and dings consistent with age and careful use. There is some shrinkage to the fielded door panels and a long time ago a thin fillet of oak has been fitted between the two original top boards to fill a shrinkage gap. Oak can take 40-50 years to dry fully and a lot of early country oak furniture was made by craftsmen in oak, elm and fruitwoods that had not been fully dried - so it moved, shrank and expanded in the first few decades of life but then settled and will not move now after hundreds of years. Doors are on original hinges. A very few old worm holes long since treated and dead. Rack can be taken off the dresser base for transport.

Made by hand in c. 1810 with a lovely colour and peg jointed throughout. The drawers have fine channel carved borders.

A very sturdy and usable dresser with oodles of charm and character - guaranteed to delight.