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A CORNISH POLYCHROMED PINE DRESSER
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A CORNISH POLYCHROMED PINE DRESSER

MID 19TH CENTURY

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A CORNISH POLYCHROMED PINE DRESSER
Mid 19th century
The plate rack with a moulded cornice and shaped frieze, above two bowfront shelves, the base with three drawers and a pair of octagonal panel doors flanking a central panel, on stile feet
60in. (152cm.) wide, 77in. (196cm.) high, 17½in. (45cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

This dresser displays many characteristics of this part of the West Country including the polychrome decoration, the bowfronted shelves and the rounded bead mouldings to the front edge of the side planks. The shaped frieze below the cornice is also a common regional device (see also lot 15).

A very similar painted dresser is shown in the Newlyn School painting entitled Reading the Death of Queen Victoria by Stanhope Forbes, in Exeter Art Gallery.
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