A vernacular grey and brown painted pine sideboard/dresser, possibly Scottish, late C19th/early C20th
The low backboard is fitted with a single shelf, between two sturdy, tapered end-supports terminating in pyramidal caps. The plain, rectangular top over a pair of panelled doors with turned knobs enclosing an open cupboard space (not fitted with shelves), on four plain, square legs.
Painted vernacular furniture from across the British Isles has been sought after for many years. If such pieces lack a certain sophistication they certainly compensate in quirkiness, unusual scale, and creatively adapted joinery, as seen in this cupboard. The inherent plain, angular, and unadorned appearance relate to the aesthetic of the British Arts and Crafts movement and the Glasgow School of Design. In a similar vein, the work of Gustav Stickley in America in the early 20th century, embodied plain and honest styles, in many cases inspired by the work of rural craftsmen.
DimensionsMax width: 1677mm / 66"
Max height: 1110mm / 44"
Max depth: 530mm / 20"