Georgian Welsh oak dresser
A Fine Georgian Welsh oak dresser
The rack with a bold shaped frieze under the cornice and elaborate shaped sides, the shelves with original brass cup-hooks. The rack slots into the base and is held by two shaped ‘shoes’ which are fixed to the base. The base drawers have the original brass handles and there are four unusual small drawers, possibly for storing candles. There is a beautifully shaped frieze above the turned legs which are united by a framed and panelled pot-board.
The whole dresser made from well figured oak and has wonderful original colour and surface.
Abercrave, upper Swansea Valley, South Wales c1780
The Swansea Valley (Cwm Tawe) is part of the South Wales valleys and runs from the Brecon Beacons in the north and follows the Tawe river to the sea at Swansea (Abertawe).
The valley was formerly a region of heavy industry including coal mining and iron-making and the industrial revolution resulted in Swansea becoming the centre for tinplate production.
75″ wide x 79¾” high x 19¼” deep / 190.5cm wide x 203cm high x 50cm deep
Illustrated in the “Y Ddresel Gymreig/ The Welsh Dresser” by Chris Stephens and Eleri Davies, Gomer Press 2013
A superb example of an original Welsh dresser.