18C George II Pitch Pine English Dresser

PRESENTING a STUNNING example of an 18th Century English Dresser from circa 1740-60.

The patina to this piece is simply gorgeous.

This is a MONUMENTAL piece of furniture, over 8 feet wide and 7.4 feet tall.

Made of pitch pine it has glorious natural patina of over 200+ years of use and wax (the base unit in particular).

Georgian … George II Era.

Because if it’s size it is obvious that this dresser would have been in a very large English Stately home or Manor House !

A beautiful Georgian piece with it’s simple clean lines.

4 Shelves for china display with groove on the shelf for holding the china in place and prevent slippage.

Gorgeous base section with 3 graduated side drawers on both the left and right.

A large central drawer with 2 doors (cupboards) underneath.

The Georgian Style brasses are replacements, bringing the piece back to what it would have originally looked like.

The removeable top section has had replacement of the back planks, but the sides and shelves are original.

Beautiful Georgian dovetailing to the drawers.

Drawers have pine as the secondary wood (as you would expect from an English piece of this era).

George II (George Augustus; German: Georg II. August; 30 October / 9 November 1683O.S./N.S. – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and IrelandDuke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 (O.S.) until his death in 1760.

George is the most recent British monarch born outside Great Britain: he was born and brought up in northern Germany. The Act of Settlement 1701 and the Acts of Union 1707 positioned his grandmother, Sophia of Hanover, and her Protestant descendants to inherit the British throne. After the deaths of Sophia and Anne, Queen of Great Britain, in 1714, his father, the Elector of Hanover, became George I of Great Britain. In the first years of his father’s reign as king, George was associated with opposition politicians, until they rejoined the governing party in 1720.

As king from 1727, George exercised little control over British domestic policy, which was largely controlled by the Parliament of Great Britain. As elector, he spent twelve summers in Hanover, where he had more direct control over government policy. He had a difficult relationship with his eldest son, Frederick, who supported the parliamentary opposition. During the War of the Austrian Succession, George participated at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, and thus became the last British monarch to lead an army in battle. In 1745 supporters of the Catholic claimant to the British throne, James Francis Edward Stuart (“The Old Pretender”), led by James’s son Charles Edward Stuart (“The Young Pretender” or “Bonnie Prince Charlie”), attempted and failed to depose George in the last of the Jacobite rebellions. Frederick died unexpectedly in 1751, nine years before his father, so George II was ultimately succeeded by his grandson, George III.

For two centuries after George II’s death, history tended to view him with disdain, concentrating on his mistresses, short temper, and boorishness. Since then, reassessment of his legacy has led scholars to conclude that he exercised more influence in foreign policy and military appointments than previously thought.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_II_of_Great_Britain



Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Condition: Very good. The brasses are replacements but in the correct style. The planks to the back of the top section are replacements. The central drawer has been remade but using the original front. Natural aging to the base with some cracks and blemishes through age and use but these only add to it’s beauty and natural patina.

Dimensions: 89″ tall, 97″ Wide and 26.25″ Deep.

The Base Section is: 35″ Tall, 97″ Wide and 26.25″ Deep.

The Top Section is: 62.75″ Tall, 97″ Wide and graduates downwards in depth from 1.75″ Deep at the top (Pelmet) down to 6.75″ Deep at the bottom where it connects to the base section.


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