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A SCOTTISH LOWLAND INLAID PINE, BIRCH AND TULIP POPLAR DRESSER
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A SCOTTISH LOWLAND INLAID PINE, BIRCH AND TULIP POPLAR DRESSER

LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A SCOTTISH LOWLAND INLAID PINE, BIRCH AND TULIP POPLAR DRESSER
Late 19th century
With mahogany fronted drawers and chevron banding throughout, the upper section with shaped back and upper shelf with turned supports above four central drawers, the lower section with three frieze drawers and a pair of panelled cupboard doors flanking a central panel and with split-baluster decoration, on turned tapering feet
54½in. (138cm.) wide, 70½in. (179cm.) high, 21½in. (54cm.) deep
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Provenance
Removed from a Butcher's shop on the isle of Islay
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This type of dresser was popular throughout the Lowlands in Scotland during the 19th century; the high base and the back incorporating four drawers suspended centrally typify this design, although this particular example is unusually decorative. Dressers of this type were made by local carpenters and joiners as well as furniture manufacturers. The use of largely inexpensive timbers, here birch and pine, was enhanced by staining and varnishing to simulate mahogany and a paler wood, perhaps satinwood; the stained sycamore chevron crossbanding and mahogany veneers on the drawer fronts also raise the decorative appearance of this dresser.
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