A truly beautiful solid pine dresser with glazed top over two drawers and double cupboard c. 1820
50.5 inches wide at cornice, 17.5 inches deep and 75.5 inches high.
For metric please multiply by 2.5
Great colour and proportions. The back boards two huge roughly hewn pine boards with hand made iron nail fixings and with a lovely wide flared cornice.
The pair of upper doors with chamfered detailing to the glazing bars, retaining all original glass and with a pair of small brass button handles - one with brass turn catch which allows you to lock the doors - and enclosing two original fixed pine shelves with plate bead at rear.
Both drawers with original and substantial pine linings and turned pine handles (no evidence of other or earlier handles).
The lower cupboard with pair of attractively moulded double panel doors, again each with brass button handle and with brass turn catch and an old redundant lock. Enclosing a single full width original fixed pine shelf. All set on a wide and heavy plinth base. The upper and lower doors and the two drawers open and close smoothly and stay shut when closed.
The dresser does not dismantle - it was made in one piece in the early 19th century.
Old dings, marks and a few old movement cracks (stable and not going anywhere), some historic worm holes and with old depletions to right hand lower flank (long since treated and dead).
This dresser very heavy and of an unusually good quality. The pine has developed a very lovely colour throughout.
Entirely usable, substantial and a very genuine early example.