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can anyone identify this lovely dresser for me please. At first I thought it was a Barton one that had been over painted, but now i'm not sure that it has been over painted, I think possibly the white is original?? the wood is light and un-varnished under the paint.
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Rosemary
12:14 PM on August 11, 2013 
It's a Pollock's Barton, I have one and the legs annoyed me so I put struts between them to balance it up.
Patty W
5:09 PM on July 22, 2013 
Julie Hardy says...
This eBay seller is a member here, who knows her stuff! She describes it as "probably artisan made". The design does have some similarities with Barton Tudor ones.


The legs are totally different on the artisan one.
Zoe H
5:09 PM on July 22, 2013 
Julie Hardy says...
This eBay seller is a member here, who knows her stuff! She describes it as "probably artisan made". The design does have some similarities with Barton Tudor ones.


Thanks, Julie, I hadn't even looked to see who the seller was, I just thought it might be a seller who wasn't familiar with Barton Tudor. I do think the maker must have based it on the BT as it has so much in common.
Brooksey
4:58 PM on July 22, 2013 
Zoe H says...
I wondered about this one on ebay but not sure it's quite right? 271235539936


This eBay seller is a member here, who knows her stuff! She describes it as "probably artisan made". The design does have some similarities with Barton Tudor ones.
Patty W
4:52 PM on July 22, 2013 
thanks, I will look. Maybe that's it then, an unvarnished piece painted white. If it had been dark underneath I would have stripped the white off, but I think I will leave it as it is now.
Brooksey
4:50 PM on July 22, 2013 
Rosemary posted a photo of an unvarnished Barton Tudor bed, which came from Pollock's, in the Barton Four Posters album just a few weeks ago:
http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoi
d=181248785
lallyp
4:49 PM on July 22, 2013 
Definitely Barton Tudor. I have seen light coloured ones for sale on Ebay but never a white one. Looks really nice white!
Patty W
4:34 PM on July 22, 2013 
When you look at it close up, it doesn't have the appearance of home painted, the paint is similar to the white Barton chairs. Inside the lower cupboard the wood is bare. The two Dol-toi ladies are perplexed by the mystery...
Zoe H
4:29 PM on July 22, 2013 
I wondered about this one on ebay but not sure it's quite right? 271235539936 I love theses dressers, I have a dark one but have never seen an unvarnished/white one - lovely! Is it a new find?
Patty W
4:17 PM on July 22, 2013 
oooo.....has any one else ever seen an unvarnished one or a white one before??

Thanks Julie and Jenny.
jenny
4:12 PM on July 22, 2013 
Yes I agree with Julie, it is a Barton Tudor Welsh dresser, some of them were unvarnished. According to Marion Osborne unvarnished dressers were sold through Pollocks toy shop/museum in London so this might be where this one originally came from if there is no sign of varnish under the paint.
Patty W
4:08 PM on July 22, 2013 
That's what I thought, but wouldn't it be dark wood under the paint??

The wood is light and untreated underneath the white paint. The paint has no brush marks at all.
Brooksey
4:03 PM on July 22, 2013 
I think it's a Barton Tudor Welsh dresser that someone has painted white.

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