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Late 19th Century Oak Dresser Base
REF: 1817 / LA67256
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An oak Dresser or Buffet constructed in the late 19th century but incorporating earlier elements, complex panelled and fielded panels to the face side showing carefully thought out geometric designs, a bank of four drawers to the upper section with cupboards below. Very good surface and colour 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. Oak wood has a great density, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quarter sawn. Oak planking was common on high status Viking long ships in the 9th and 10th centuries. The wood was hewn from green logs, by axe and wedge, to produce radial planks, similar to quarter-sawn timber. Wide, quarter-sawn boards of oak have been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture. Oak wood, from Quercus robur and Quercus petraea, was used in Europe for the construction of ships, especially naval men of war, until the 19th century, and was the principal timber used in the construction of European timber-framed buildings.
Windsor House Antiques has clarified that the Late 19th Century Oak Dresser Base (LA67256) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1890
Very good surface and colour
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