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W.B. Moses & Sons Tiger Maple Chest of Drawers c.1903

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Posted 3 years ago

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Tinkerton
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I bought this for $50 a few weeks back. The mirror frame was broken and the old finish was awful--black, alligatored, damaged beyond hope. I was flabbergasted when I started removing the old varnish and saw this gorgeous wood underneath! There's a plate on the back that says W.B. Moses and Sons, Washington DC, and the mirror was stamped with the date 1903 on the back. The pulls were all missing so I bought the ones you see from a place that sells authentic period reproduction hardware--I hope I chose wisely relatively plain brass Victorian era pulls. If anybody has any other information about this piece, or about similar ones, I'd be very interested! For one thing, I'd like to know what this is properly called--is it a chest of drawers, a bureau, or what? Thank you for looking!

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Wow! Beautiful!! Great job.
  2. hotkitties, 3 years ago
    Beautiful job!
    I've heard these dressers referred to as a high-boy.
    awesome!!
  3. cjgoet cjgoet, 3 years ago
    Hi Tinkerton. What a great find! You did a beautiful job restoring it. I would love to stumble upon one of these some day.
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Fantastic!
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    $50! I need you as my "pilot-fish" when searching! Do you work by the hour, salary or commission?

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