Posted 5 years ago
I purchased this dresser at an auction this weekend and would love some help identifying the age/style/type of wood.
As per the agreement with my husband, I am only purchasing pieces that I want to keep for myself... and this dresser was begging to come live with me!
I do not believe the drawer pulls are original as the hardware on the inside is fairly new. Each drawer graduates in size as it goes down beginning with 3" top drawers, then 6", then 7", and 8" bottom drawer. The backs of the drawers have less dovetails holding them together and the wood on the back is not sanded smooth. In fact they are quite rough.
On the back of one drawer I found random stenciled patterns cut into the wood. I believe that piece of "scrap wood" was underneath when the maker was making a pattern for the bottom board. (per speculation)
The only identifying marks are not really helpful. In faint pencil are the cursive initials M.S. - Nothing more to go on.
The holes in the back tell me that there should be a mirror?