Early 19th Century British Tall Oak Dresser, Sideboard with Shelves or Cupboard

Product Barcode Id: 00005297

Generous in size and storage, and made of solid oak, this sideboard is comprised of a top with three shelves above three drawers in its base, with elegant tapering square legs. Later pulls. Ridges are carved into each shelf for holding the china in place and preventing slippage. The removeable top section boasts beautiful carved side detail, and  is original to the piece, as is the base. 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. 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. 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. 


  • Country: UK
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Year: 19th C
  • Dimensions: H 76.25” x H bottom 35.5” x H top 42” x H skirt 24” x W 67.5” x D 22”

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