Antique Dressers

Antiques World offer Rustic, Antique Dressers for sale including country Kitchen & Welsh Dresser Bases from Georgian & Victorian periods in Oak & Pine.

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The History of Antique Dressers

The antique dresser first appeared in the 17th century in Oak and Pine, located in Wales and northern England. The kitchen Dresser from the Georgian period is usually more rustic, with pegged construction, old clout nails and plate racks for storing pots and pans. Welsh antique dresser bases can be more sought after as they are not only useful with a working surface and lots of storage space but also are highly collectable. The best examples come with the original aged character that has been lovingly waxed over 100s of years or in the original paint finish.
The Victorian and Edwardian’s preferred the use of the sideboard, so the dresser did not make a revival until the end of the Victorian period. These dressers were finer looking and designed to display fine china but also have drawers for cutlery and cupboards for the larger bowls.

Antique Dressers
Below are a few examples of previously sold Dressers, but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Georgian Oak Antique Dresser
This Georgian Oak antique dresser is full of the character and charm associated with a true country piece dating from around 1790. It has a raised back with plate rack topped with a moulded cornice. Three fixed shelves sit on the beautifully figured rectangular top of the base section. There are four drawers centrally located flanked by a drawer and cupboard on either side. All have replacement pierced brass handles while the doors have moulded edges. The unit has a moulded lower edge and stands on raised feet while the front corners display quarter pillars made from walnut. This true country piece is full of charm and character only gained through age and use.

Georgian Oak Antique Dresser Georgian Oak Antique Dresser

Antique, Georgian Design, Oak Dresser with Rack

This Georgian design antique oak dresser was actually constructed around 1900 in the Edwardian period. Heavily influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement its build quality and timbers used make this a very attractive and desirable piece. It has a moulded cornice above a shaped frieze below which are several plate racks and two small cupboards displaying quality brass Arts & Crafts fittings. The lower section has a rectangular moulded top over three oak lined drawers with the original pierced brass handles. Spanning the front is a shaped apron flanked by cabriole shaped legs.

Antique, Georgian Design, Oak Dresser with Rack

Large Welsh Victorian Mahogany Antique Glazed Dresser / Bookcase.
Dating from around 1880 in the Victorian era this Welsh mahogany dresser / bookcase has rather large proportions. It is topped with a moulded cornice above three glazed doors having moulded edges and key with working locks. The doors are framed by beautifully carved corbels and the interior contains three adjustable shelves. The lower section has a rectangular moulded top above three shaped cushion drawers below which are four carved corbels. The base consists of three cupboard doors which have moulded edges and key with working locks.

Large Welsh Victorian Mahogany Antique Glazed Dresser