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George III Oak Dresser with Original Handles and Rack c. 1770

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George III Oak Dresser with Original Handles and Rack c. 1770

SHORT DESCRIPTION
Handsome George III oak dresser with lovely mahogany cross banding
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DIMENSIONS
Width at cornice is 85 inches, depth is 21 inches and max height is 82.5 inches. The rack lifts off at 28.5 inches from the floor. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
c.1770

 
FULL DESCRIPTION
Handsome George III oak dresser with lovely mahogany cross banding to the drawers and cupboard doors with shell inlays to upper and lower cupboard doors.

Made by a skilled craftsman in c.1770, the dresser has a good natural patina and a very pleasing colour.

The base is extremely heavy and robust and retains its original brass bail handles and large original brass escutcheons.

The central twin door cupboard with flanking banks of three long graduated drawers and a single frieze drawer. Drawers and cupboard doors open smoothly and close properly and have original linings with dovetailed joints.

The oak rack with twin cupboards has been adapted to have two open shelves which are adjustable in height. The rack is probably not original to the dresser - although they have sat together for a very long time. Minor dings, marks and bruises consistent with age and use, several locks missing or with later replacements, evidence of old worm to the rack, long since dead. The three frieze drawers partially later lined in baize.

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