A collection of 28 pieces of furniture ranging from a mahogany and rosewood mirror to panelled chests.
The William Scott Owen Collection of Welsh vernacular furniture by Unknown Artist, 17th19th century
© St Fagans National Museum of History
- 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.
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