Monday February 24, 2020

Object of Desire

The dresser has been a feature of the domestic interior since prehistoric times.

26th February, 2012
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A chicken coop dresser with the original paintwork.

The dresser has been a feature of the domestic interior since prehistoric times, which is evident at the neolithic settlement of Skara Brae in the Orkneys, where stone slabs built into the wall would have displayed domestic utensils from around 3180BC to 2500BC.

Here country dressers exist in their thousands, but according to Christie's furniture specialist Simon Green, a chicken coop dresser with the original paintwork is extremely rare, and this is only the second...

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