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Hathaway Dresser

The base of the dresser had a two-plank rectangular moulded top above heavy top moulding; fitted with three drawers, each with an applied central muntin flanked by applied mouldings and above a heavy base moulding; raised on three heavy baluster-turned front legs with shaped spandrels and turned ball feet. Shelves: the three related plate shelves fronted with an applied face moulding and base board; English, c.1700; spandrels to centre leg missing; short section of drawer-moulding, key plate to right hand drawer and all handles missing; shelf now lacking cornice.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/595

  • Date made

    1700 (c.)

  • Material

    wood oak ash elm

  • Measurements

  • Length

    2.43 metres (base)
    2.38 metres (shelves)

  • Height

    0.8 metres (base)
    1.17 mm (shelves)

  • Location

    Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Parlour

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust