Architectural dressers tend to be associated with mid Wales, with examples from Montgomeryshire often featuring the fluted uprights: such as that illustrated in T. Alun Davies, The Welsh Dresser and Associated Cupboards, University of Wales Press, 1991, p. 38, fig. 33. However the unique combination of fluting, pierced fretwork, dentil-moulding, spindle-gallery and cupboards below defy such clear categorisation. This dresser has, since 1917, been in a farmhouse called Rhyd-Y-Fan in Bala, North Wales and by repute it was made for a retreat in Bala called Ysdytty Ifan.
Note that a small central section of the gallery moulding was previously removed (but has since been reattached) to allow for a low beam.