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Windsor House Antiques was founded in 1957 and since then has developed into one the largest dealers of 17th, 18th, 19th century furniture in Europe.We have and extensive range of Georgian antiques and furniture all of which are backed by our comprehensive guarantee. We have also have a team of gifted furniture restorers on site supported by dealers with over 100 years of antiques knowledge between them. All items can be viewed in our showrooms but viewing is strictly by appointment. A full packing and shipping service is available and we ship worldwide on a weekly basis.


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18th Century Period Oak Dresser & Rack

Ref: 2934 / LA46084

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Description

A good 18th century period Oak Dresser and Rack, with nine drawers over a boarded base, the top shaped rack original to the base with pegged construction throughout with seven small spice drawers to the upper section and period cup hooks at the top of the shaped rack. North Country. Ideal for the display of pottery plates.

A Welsh Dresser sometimes known as a kitchen dresser or pewter cupboard, is a piece of wooden furniture consisting of drawers and cupboards in the lower part, with shelves and perhaps a sideboard on top. Traditionally, it is a utilitarian piece of furniture used to store and display crockery, silverware and pewter-ware, but is also used to display general ornaments.

Originally, a dresser was located in the kitchen and was a utilitarian piece of furniture where meat and other food was dressed or prepared, while prepared food was placed on sideboards in the dining room ready to be served. They could be modified to suit local needs; for example, dressers in the Scottish Highlands may have a 'porridge drawer' , a tin lined drawer into which freshly made porridge was emptied and left to cool. When cold, slices of the porridge could be cut out and taken out of the house for later consumption. Gradually the purely utilitarian function of the dresser was supplemented with other functions, such as a means of displaying the best crockery in a farmhouse. Once it became a means of display the dresser could also be found in dining rooms where it served as sideboard and a place to store and display dinner ware.

In the 19th century various different styles of ceramics would evolve to fill the plate racks of the Welsh dressers of Wales and to meet the needs of the Welsh market. Furthermore, many local traditions of what constitutes the proper care and display of the items on a Welsh dresser would come to assume an important role in the culture of North Wales in particular.


Measurements

Height : 1955.8 mm - 77.00 in

Width : 1651 mm - 65.00 in

Depth : 457.2 mm - 18.00 in

Declaration

Windsor House Antiques has clarified that the 18th Century period oak dresser and rack (2934 / LA46084) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1760.

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