London, South Kensington
24 March 2004
A WEST COUNTRY MUSHROOM-PAINTED PINE DRESSER
EARLY 19TH CENTURY, CREDITON, MID-DEVON
With moulded rectangular cornice above four open shelves supported by columnar spindles and with plate-stands, the lower section with rounded rectangular top above three drawers and an open base flanked by end-supports and a plinth base, retaining its original decoration and with very minor traces of later green and red over-painting, the left-hand side of the lower section formally with a hinged door
95 in. (241.5 cm.) high; 90 in. (229 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep;
together with a quantity of Royal Staffordshire creamware crockery in classique white, modern:- 10 tea cups and saucers, 10 coffee cups, 10 espresso cups, 10 large breakfast cups, 10 side plates, 10 dinner plates, 10 oval plates, 3 oval serving plates, 1 tea pot, 1 coffee pot, 2 sugar bowls
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A similar open-based dresser can be seen in George Scharf Senior's drawing of his kitchen in Francis Street, London, in 1846 (S. Lasdun, Victorians at Home, London, 1981, p.22.
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