Late 17th Century English Oak Dresser


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The Charles II period design incorporated a French influence. Furniture was often characterized by elegant carvings with a focus on reliability and usefulness. This dresser has been carved entirely from oak. Oak is a desirable hardwood that is dense and durable and an excellent choice for furniture. The fronts of the drawers have a subdued veneer trim.

This tall dresser is split into two sections. The upper section consists of a set of three drawers with a simple molding on top. The lower section is slightly wider than the upper and the drawers gradually expand in size.

The fronts of the drawers have a subdued veneer trim. Each drawer has two beautifully pressed brass bail handles and a brass lock plate. The brass creates a lovely addition to the rich brown oak.

The body sits on top of four superbly carved cabriole legs with triffid feet. This dresser incorporates long lines that contrast with the curves of the legs, bottom, and brass detailing. It has been masterfully crafted and is a shining example of the Charles II style. Overall, it would look stunning in an office, bedroom, or library. The height combined with the look of sheer masculinity, make it an antique of a lifetime.

H=69 in. W=45 in. D=25 in. 120 lbs.

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Weight 120 lbs
Dimensions L 25 x W 45 x H 69 in

Charles II



Place of Origin



Almost 350 years old, there are scratches, nicks, dents, and wear throughout. along with a rich patina. Repairs and replacements have occurred over time. The brass pulls are not original (see images). The side panels have slight separation from shrinkage (see images). All but two drawers have had the bottom cracks adhered with linen strips (see images). There are spots on the veneer trim, around the drawers, that are missing or have been reglued. (see images). The two middle drawer guides have been replaced (see images Image). The piece has 2 dents in the front, one on the left side and one on the right side (see images). The locks don't work or have a key (see image).

The top and bottom come apart for easier maneuverability.
H=69 in. W=45 in. D=25 in. 120 lbs.

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