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.

Details

Medium:
Oak; mahogany and rosewood; wrought iron; cane
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £72,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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 Cardiff CF5 6XB 029 2057 3500 www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans

Entry details

Free to all

The indoor galleries are closed for refurbishment but the open-air museum and historic buildings remain open

Daily, 10am – 5pm 

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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