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Inherited Dresser-My mother collected antique furniture and I am trying to learn more about this dresser. I believe it is 1800s

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Posted 11 months ago

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I inherited this piece over 25 years ago and have lost the information about it. I believe it is European and 1800's. The dresser has dove-tail drawers and original glass drawer-pulls. there are metal castors on the legs. Any additional information about the age, maker, wood, etc. would be much appreciated. When I loaded the pics they were straight, not sure why they are not that way in the image? sorry for any inconvenience.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Nope not European, it is pure American and dates from about 1830s- 1860.

    Beautiful birdseye maple veneers with a cherry base wood (cannot see the wood grain, but it is typical).

    I love the glass pulls.

    I have several of these and am a big fan!

  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 11 months ago
    Your statements leave me with more questions than answers. I will let someone else comment so I don't put my foot in my mouth. No offense intended.
  3. bobby725 bobby725, 11 months ago
    empire style dresser, looks like birdseye maple.
  4. bobby725 bobby725, 11 months ago
    LOL! looks like we all replied at the same time!!
  5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 11 months ago
    Yes we did. Scott was very generous with the age. I totally agree with every other comment. Birds eye was quite obvious but a poor grade.
  6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 11 months ago
    The shape is empire but unfortunately the legs are not empire at all !
  7. CaptRon, 11 months ago
    Thanks to all that commented! The information provided was very helpful.

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