The William Scott Owen Collection of Welsh vernacular furniture by Unknown Artist

A collection of 28 pieces of furniture ranging from a mahogany and rosewood mirror to panelled chests.


Oak; mahogany and rosewood; wrought iron; cane
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £72,000)
Acquired in:
Lady Middleton

Of particular interest are the Montgomeryshire oak dresser displaying typical regional features such as the open pot-board with ogee arches and the long-case clock by Samuel Roberts in an oak case decorated with an inlaid star motif to the door and cross-banded embellishments to the hood.


Collection formed in 1880s by W Scott Owen of Defrigwifed mansion, Tregynon, Powys; by descent. 17 items have been on loand to the Museum of Welsh Life since 1954.

Venue details

St Fagans National Museum of History St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6XB 029 2057 3500

Entry details

Free to all

Daily 10am – 5pm 

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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