18C British Mahogany and Satinwood Bureau. George III Period ..... REGENCY ERA !!! Really nice…
PRESENTING a STUNNING example of an 18th Century Welsh Dresser from circa 1790.
The patina to this piece is simply gorgeous.
Made of elm and sycamore it has glorious natural patina of over 200 years of use and wax.
Georgian … George III Era.
A beautiful Regency style pelmet with indented molding.
A hand-carved and pierced frieze or canopy under the pelmet.
Fluted side columns on both sides.
3 Shelves for china display with groove on the shelf for holding the china in place and prevent slippage.
Gorgeous base section with 3 drawers, each inlaid and banded with sycamore, original Georgian brasses.
Hand-carved frieze to the base.
The 2 front legs are carved on the knee and curve outwards to a pointed foot. The back legs are solid square supports.
The rear of the removeable top section has evidence of extremely historic patches again proving originality.
Beautiful Georgian dovetailing to the drawers.
Drawers have oak at the secondary wood.
George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738[c] – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (“Hanover”) in the Holy Roman Empire before becoming King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors, he was born in Great Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover.
His life and with it his reign, which were longer than those of any of his predecessors, were marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years’ War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of Britain’s American colonies were soon lost in the American War of Independence. Further wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France from 1793 concluded in the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
In the later part of his life, George III had recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness. Although it has since been suggested that he had bipolar disorder or the blood disease porphyria, the cause of his illness remains unknown. After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established. George III’s eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regentuntil his father’s death, when he succeeded as George IV.
Historical analysis of George III’s life has gone through a “kaleidoscope of changing views” that have depended heavily on the prejudices of his biographers and the sources available to them. Until it was reassessed in the second half of the 20th century, his reputation in the United States was one of a tyrant; and in Britain he became “the scapegoat for the failure of imperialism”
A Welsh dresser (British English) or a china hutch (American English), 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.
A plain Welsh dresser
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.
Exceptional 18C Welsh Dresser
Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.
Condition: Very good. Near Mint.
Dimensions: 88″ tall, 68″ Wide and 19″ Deep.