MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE
It is signed under both side drawers by the maker:-
Ogden Halliwell - Drake Street, Rochdale (Lancashire).
I tried to find out about Mr Halliwell on the internet but had no luck.
What I can tell you was he was a master craftsman as this piece
is more akin to the skill level of a piece from Gillows of Lancaster
than a country made piece by a local joiner.
(we've just sold a piece by Gillows so I had the two to compare with each other)
Perhaps Ogden Halliwell did his apprenticeship with Gillows, who knows.
The dresser measures 1800mm wide by 600mm deep by 1300mm high.
Condition is excellent and I have to presume it has been
re-polished at some recent point in time.
Overall a fabulous piece of English made quality antique furniture.
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