A 19th century stained elm and oak high dresserIrish
Lot 650
A 19th century stained elm and oak high dresserIrish
Sold for £525 (US$ 848) inc. premium

Auction 19878: The Oak Sale
19 Jan 2012 10:00 GMT

Chester
Lot Details
A 19th century stained elm and oak high dresser
Irish
Having an open rack with three shelves, the top shelf divided into three arches raised on baluster-turned supports, the whole embraced by fluted pilasters, the lower-section with gadroon moulding over four drawers and three pairs of panelled cupboard doors, the central doors of triangular form headed by fan carved spandrels, on a plinth base, 166.5cm wide x 47cm deep x 199.5cm high, (65.5" wide x 18.5" deep x 78.5" high)

Footnotes

  • Literature: Kinmouth, Irish Country Furniture, illustrates examples of painted Irish furniture with the distinctive fan spandrel, referred to as a shell corner, found here. See p. 91, Fig. 132, an 18th century settle bed, which also has fluted pilaster ends; p. 137, Fig. 214, a late 19th century corner press; and p. 140, Fig. 223, an 18th century pine press cupboard, which also has a similar architectural stepped cornice.
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