A heavily carved ebonised oak Gothic dresser

An utterly superb, unique and completely one-off dressoir. We truly hope this doesn’t sell and we get to keep it for our future home! Sadly, we have no space where we are.

The carvings are just magical! From the top down you have a face cartouche on the pediment, then in the upper portion you have two superb turbaned female caryatids covering their modesty and holding panpipes. The door bears that wonderful heavily carved putto roundel, winged, crowned and holding a lute. The base has a glorious green man face to the door, and is again flanked by caryatids- this time male. All this sat on large clawed feet. Utterly mesmerising! The cabinet has been ebonised at a later stage we think.

The two pieces stack so could be split if desired. Each has a cavity storage space split by a removable shelf. The base also has a drawer. The top pediment is removable too for transport, aesthetics or height reduction. All locks have keys but they do not currently work.

You will never see another…


All approximate

Overall assembled

Height 213cm

Max width left to right 80cm

Max depth front to back 67cm


Height 88cm

Width 73cm

Depth 67cm


Height 101cm without pediment, with pediment 125cm

Width 80cm

Depth 52cm

Gent seen is 6ft for scale


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. As seen in the images, but not limited to: scratches, marks, knocks and wear to the wood throughout. This cabinet was used in a grand bathroom and so the moist air means the top layer is splitting and lifting off in places at the side as seen. There is also old worm which we have thoroughly retreated as a precaution and watched. Nothing active. This piece is therefore not without issues but wow, what a piece! Nothing that detracts and priced to reflect these issues.


Collection only

Please note: This item cannot be shipped but we have an excellent and competitive bespoke courier service. Please email us for more information or a quote. If you wish to collect in person, or to use our courier service, please select "Pick up" at checkout. 

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