Folk Art - Painted Four Door Dresser

Folk Art - Painted Four Door Dresser

19th Century Folk Art Painted Four Door Dresser

Rare to find such a nice original folk art painted dresser cupboard of this quality. I think what makes this piece so charming, is the perfect size, quality, paint finish and design. 

You just have to take a minute, pull up a chair, sit down and soak in the piece, admire the time worn finish, faded folk art painted on the doors and just the way the cupboard speaks to you.

I have to be honest when I first spotted this piece, I just saw it for its instant beauty. Then I studied the design, layers of worn paint finish and then the subtle folk art popped out at me.

If you start at the bottom, you have a lovey fret work skirting detail, above this two doors with raised and fielded panels. Each door has folk artwork depicting a sheath of flowers. The charming detail is wonderful, although faded over the years, it is still recognizable and a delight to look admire.

Each of the for doors are finished with solid cast iron hinges, not normally found on dressers, but when you feel the weight of the doors, nothing else would suffice to be honest. Each hinge is held in place with a button bolt through the door, and visible on each corner, adding another little design detail.

It comes in two pieces, very handy if it didn't, you would require a small team to relocate it. The top has a quadrant trim finishing nicely against the top of the base cupboard. Again, the doors are substantial in weight and have the same floral folk art on the centre panels.

Topping this is a very nice substantial three part cornice trim. Each doors as a crested escutcheon plate for the locks and is supplied with two keys, which both work.

The interiors is painted in a plain colour and shelves through both sections.

Once in a lifetime chance to own a magnificent piece of furniture thought to originate from Sweden. When you study the construction and detail, this has clearly been made by an artisan who knew his or her craft.

Period: Circa 1860, 19th Century

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