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Popular items62035 of 80424Ivory cane? Boars tooth handle.The Billy Casper 100 by Wilson Circa 1964
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Posted 11 months ago

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bethanne
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Hi!

I have a before and after of a dresser I restored (only used Fromby's and some tung oil). It is solid wood, although I'm not sure what kind. You can see the grain better in the "after." I also redid the mirror, but do not have the glass replaced yet. It has a wavy front and I believe it could be oak. The hardware is original and the missing original escutcheon (not shown at time of after picture) was found and replaced, believe it or not. :)

If you can date this dresser or tell me anything at all about it, I'd appreciate it.

Thank you!

Mystery Solved

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 months ago
    That's the kind of beautiful wood I like to work with. Looking into beautiful wood like that is therapy. My guess is that style goes back to 1900, give or take 30 yrs.
  2. bethanne, 11 months ago
    I agree about it being therapy! I couldn't believe what was under all of the varnish. Thank you for your comment! :)
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 months ago
    I'm dating it by the mirror frame & support but, to be honest, not my favourite style. If that wood is not veneer, you found a great piece. Veneers are a pain to restore because if you hardly touch it with any grade sand-paper, it goes thru. I have always avoided them.
  4. bethanne, 11 months ago
    Definitely not veneer, thank goodness.... and I know what you mean. Luckily it is all solid. The mirror creeps my husband out, so we just use the dresser. Haha! The mirror part is full of sand, I suppose from the mirror deteriorating.
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 months ago
    For some reason, I just developed a mental block on liking that sort of mirror support & consider it gaudy. Just personal taste, but your hubby feels the same so I'm not alone. Now I'm curious as to how many others dislike that style? Maybe a support group is needed.
  6. bethanne, 11 months ago
    Haha! Maybe so!

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