This dresser together with lots 278 and 305, belongs to a group associated with the Snowdonia and Conway Valley area whose plate-racks contain small cupboards either set above the lower shelf or at the base of the plate-rack, as here. The gap between the cupboards in this instance is filled with holly-inlaid drawers and pierced fret-work, probably a unique feature.
Uniquely, the pierced fret-work on this dresser includes a mongram of either the initials D A C, or D A G, which almost certainly points to the craftsman or patron of this remarkable dresser.
This dresser has two patches, one quite large and leather filled. It has been suggested that this tradition was a mark of respect for a loved one. Lots 277, 279 and 290 also display this feature.