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    Posted 6 years ago

    lsctreasures
    (6 items)

    I have owned this bedroom set for years. The headboard and the dresser both have oval inserts with paintings inside. The dresser has a marble top and marble shelf. There is "beading" on the dresser and on the headboard/footboard (not pictured.) The drawers are not dovetailed......but instead have one big wedge holding them together. There is also a rope-like detail in the dresser......two rows across each.
    The footboard does not have a painting insert.

    I know NOTHING about these pieces and would appreciate any information. Are they English, French, or American? I think the wood might be a dark oak. Age?

    The set is lovely.........and very unusual. I wonder if both pieces originally had oval mirrors and were later replaced with the paintings.

    Wish I knew more..............and thank you in advance for helping me learn more about this set!

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    1. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      My grandmother had a similar set. She told me that it had been given to her as a wedding gift in the 1920s. She said that her mother gave them to her as they were given to her. They had paintings and a marble top. Sadly we list them in a fire when I was in high school.
    2. lsctreasures, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your comment! So sorry that you lost your set in a fire!
      Lawana
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      This would be called a tri-fold but I question calling it a dresser. A tri-fold dresser would have a wood top. A tri-fold wash stand would have a marble or granite top. The reason being water damage to wood and not marble or granite. Just my 2 cents and seed for thought.
    4. lsctreasures, 6 years ago
      Thank you for your comment! Yes, a wash stand would have a marble top......and my piece does.........so I will refer to it as a tri-fold marble top wash stand.
      Thanks for taking the time to help!

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