Brown furniture is back. People want warmth and individuality back in their houses. As such, the kitchen dresser is having a renaissance. These beautiful pieces overtake clean-lined kitchens to create more original spaces, alive with personality and rich in history.

Made from Welsh oak or elm, Tasmanian Huon pine or reclaimed timber, the humble dresser - built initially for food preparation and storage - has become the treasured centrepiece of many a home. The dresser's art is often in the collection; it holds vintage china, Staffordshire figures, majolica, pewter, blue-and-white transferware, breadboards, family treasures, the old and the everyday.

In The Kitchen Dresser, photographer Simon Griffiths captures the beauty and the charm of this iconic piece of furniture that is at once functional, ornamental and deeply heartwarming.

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