Where to buy kitchen dressers

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For an­tique dressers, Coun­try

Life’s Art Mar­ket cor­re­spon­dent Huon Mal­lalieu rec­om­mends ‘coun­try auc­tion houses or the smaller ones in Lon­don’. He cites the re­cent sale of an ear­ly19th-cen­tury oak dresser by Ree­man Dan­sie of Colch­ester

(Coun­try Life, March 15), which fetched £843, as ‘re­ally rather a rea­son­able price’

ebay is also a good source, as is www.sell­ingan­tiques.co.uk. At the time of writ­ing, the lat­ter had sev­eral listed, from £535 for a 4ft Vic­to­rian pine dresser to £10,600 for an oak Welsh dresser of about 1750

Mark Penny at the Vic­to­rian Pine Work­shop, near Bis­ley in Sur­rey, keeps a va­ri­ety of sizes in stock. ‘A mid- to late-19th­cen­tury, pine farm­house-style two-piece dresser in a mid size (5ft) is usu­ally priced at about £495 to £595,’ he says (vic­to­ri­an­pine@aol.com; 07974 179466)

For new and re­pro­duc­tion mod­els, Titch­marsh & Good­win makes be­spoke, fine English oak dressers—as well as other fur­ni­ture—at its work­shop in Suf­folk. One of the most pop­u­lar mod­els (66in) re­tails at £4,793, but the com­pany can make any size (www.titch­marsh-good­win.co.uk; 01473 252158)

Cotswold Coun­try In­te­ri­ors has a size­able range of painted, oak and pine dressers (0333 200 1725; www.cotswoldco.com)

For painted dressers, try John Lewis of Hunger­ford (www.john­lewis.co.uk/dressers; 0700 278 4726). The Kitchen Dresser Com­pany in Lyming­ton, Hamp­shire, is stocked in Lib­erty, Lon­don W1 and sells both be­spoke and off-the-peg de­signs. A se­lec­tion of heav­ily dis­counted mod­els that have been used in pho­to­shoots is avail­able on its web­site (www. thek­itchen­dresser.co.uk; 01782 575565)

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