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Godfrey's Ear

Grey Ercol 'Old Colonial' dresser

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A beautiful dresser manufactured by Ercol, a British company based in Buckinghamshire, that to this day is producing high quality and stylish furniture.

Made from solid beech and elm, the base is model #331 and the dresser top is model #258. The design is from the Old Colonial range, manufactured between the late 1950s to the mid-1970s.

I have given this piece a new lease of life by sanding the elm top to reveal an interesting and beautiful grain. I have then applied three coats of clear satin varnish to both enhance the grain and protect the wood. I have sanded back between each coat to leave a silky-smooth finish. The base and dresser top have been fully prepared by sanding and cleaning before being painted in the colour Metropolitan Poetry from the Fleur Eggshell range.

The dresser comprises a top, with two shelves with grooves to securely display plates,two cupboards and two drawers, one of which is fitted with a sliding lift-out cutlery tray. The two cupboards are fitted with a long shelf for easy convenience and there is ample storage too. The original finish on the inside of the drawers and cupboard have been treated with an air-drying oil so it is all lovely, fresh and clean.

This really is a statement piece that can take pride of place in a living room, dining room, kitchen or hallway.

Dimensions (all measurements are approximate):
base width 124cm, top width 113cm depth 45.5cm, total height 151cm, base height 84cm

This is a vintage piece that has had a long previous life. It is also hand-painted and hand-finished. In my opinion, any minor imperfections that may be present as a result of both of these factors contribute to its character, charm and history.

The price of £495.00 does not include delivery. I can provide a nationwide delivery service. If you would like a quote, please contact me with your postcode and I can confirm the delivery cost. I always use the same local and reliable courier who operates a one-person delivery service.

If you have any questions, please feel free to message me.

Godfrey’s Ear is part of Fur.nish UK, an elite collection of recognised and approved furniture artisans. 

We also sell our furniture on Etsy and Vinterior, where you will see we have 5* reviews for our furniture and service.

Grey Ercol 'Old Colonial' dresser