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 CF5 6XB 029 2057 3500 museum.wales/stfagans/

Entry details

Free to all

Daily 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan