This dresser together with lots 222 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.
Each side of the upper section has the most unusual feature of a small fielded panel.
The central cupboard below has a secret locking-bar which is accessible only through the frieze drawer above, which can be locked from the outside.
Until the 1980s this dresser was in a property in Harlech on the North West Coast of Wales. A related example, made in 1775 by the Roberts family of Criccieth for the Evans family of Penaver House was sold anonymously in these Rooms, 25 June 1987, for £13,200, lot 160.