A Fine George II Oak Welsh Dresser
The rack, having a dentil moulded cornice, above a wonderfully shaped frieze pierced with hearts, above three shelves supported by sides decorated with scrolls and cupid’s bows. The bottom of the rack, with two spice drawers.
The base, with three drawers above a waist moulding, and deeply-shaped apron, which continues around the sides, supported on bold baluster-turned legs, four across the front and two to the rear. A sign of a slightly more thoughtful joiner – it is usual to find the back legs to be square-sectioned, and not turned.
The legs are joined by a pot-board base, which stands on simple stile feet – a continuation of the turned leg.
South Wales, circa 1740.
Width 77 inches, depth 17.5 inches, height 74 inches.