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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Trying to find out any info on this dresser, where it might have been made and date. It has a truly wonderful patina to it.
    Really appreciate any help in finding this out.

    Thank you

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    1. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 9 years ago
      Neat form. Those don't look like hand cut dovetails. I'd guess late 19th/early 20th century. I haven't seen one like it. What are the measurements?
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Cannot see any details. Some better resolution photos would be helpful.

      I'd be surprised if it didn't have hand cut dovetails-- as the style/ what I can see would lead me to believe 1830s- 60s.

      Better photos may help to confirm or deny my dating.

    3. EricR, 9 years ago
      Thank you for your comments and will post better images of the dovetail joints. I do believe that they are hand cut but not positive.
      Any idea where it might have been made by style?
    4. EricR, 9 years ago
      I tried to add detail images dovetail joints but not seeming to let me do it, oh well.
    5. EricR, 9 years ago
      Actually just switched one of the older images of dovetail joints so close up is posted
    6. EricR, 9 years ago
      I would also like to know what wood it is.

    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      I think Scottvez may have been close but a little conservative on the date of the dovetails. I would have said a bit older. This has locking top and bottom joints and a thin single center pin. There is also no drop down everything is flush top and bottom. That joinery with the single small pin and no drop is important. When you hit the late 1800's you see a large single pin and a drop down at the top of the drawer of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch.
    8. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      Keep in mind the scribe line on this was done with a razor blade which is a bit unusual
    9. EricR, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much for the info, its amazing what can be learned by a simple joint.
    10. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      how about the back of the piece? I would like to the pieces that make up the back.
    11. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      looks like one of the knobs is a replacement? I can't really tell...i love the bulbous feet on this dresser. Really nice piece, would love to see some better photos.
    12. EricR, 9 years ago
      I can photograph the back tomorrow, it is roughly 48 x 48 inches. There does seem to be one replacement knob. I really like the way the did a false front on the left side top drawer to keep the balance of the double drawers on the right.
    13. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      A close up of the top of the piece or a drawer front may be useful in determining the wood type. Current photos don't show the wood grain.

    14. Alan2310 Alan2310, 9 years ago
      100% agree with fhrjr2, on the dovetail contruction, very old fashion way, botttom /top and small center dovetail, made manuelly no douth, my guess on the date will be around 1810-20, this big dresser remind me traditional upper canada furniture, before 1850 use to have huge dresser like that always same possition drawers, 2 upper each side of a middle square one and 3 below, what i think it's very uncommon was the feet on yours, very nice piece, now for the wood grain, like scott mention better resolution will help, always a guess no matter what, to me this look like Cherrywood, i could be wrong.
      10. BHock45, have a good point for the back of the piece, like Artwork Painting, the back say a LOT, could helpful to have a picture of the backing.

    15. jenni112160, 7 years ago
      Glad I found this page, have many items I need some help with, this chest of drawers, I have 1 almost identical, except has I am not sure what type of metal think brass as handles, trying to find out with already states in other comments, but with mine having diff handle and those tiny pins holding it in, I know it came from my granny's family and she was born 1898 I am trying to find out it's worth as well thank you
    16. Gillian, 7 years ago
      CW prohibits us from giving any information on what we think anything may be worth, no appraisals at all. We are not experts.
    17. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Post your dresser jenni-- lots of dealers and collectors with years of expertise on this site!

    18. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      what a beautiful dresser! would those globose feet be considered william and mary style?

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