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Dressers4 of 740Great grandmas dresserUnknown 1913 dresser w/ beveled mirror. $10 find.
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    Posted 8 days ago

    MandyStrahl
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    Received this dresser awhile ago and thinking about painting it. But if it's an antique and worth money, should I? Does anyone know any information about this dresser?

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 days ago
      I doubt it is an antique quite yet but getting there. Quickest way to devalue it is to paint it. I would leave it alone and preserve what ever I have in it.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 8 days ago
      Agree....

      scott
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 8 days ago
      Please do not paint....no paint can compare to the beautiful grain of the wood. And in the future, someone who values antique furniture will have to take on the unpleasant task of removing that paint. Someone just posted an old dresser that had 2 coats of paint put on previously by someone....now, as the new owner, they were about to start restoring it to its original beauty.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 8 days ago
      I would never paint wood unless it was very damaged. I would definitely not paint this piece. I agree with scottvez and fhrjr2.
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 7 days ago
      Agreeing wholeheartedly with the others that've spoken up -- PLEASE don't paint over that lovely woodgrain!!!
    6. Gillian, 7 days ago
      Really nice bow front dresser with original draw knobs, and lovely beveled glass mirror. What does the stencil say? Please don't paint over that or the dresser!
    7. dav2no1 dav2no1, 7 days ago
      It's a great piece...no paint. You sound like my sister, she's always trying to paint stuff.
    8. MandyStrahl MandyStrahl, 5 days ago
      I guess it's unanimous. I will keep as is. I don't know what the stencil says. I was hoping someone could tell me what the stencil is and how old this piece is. Thanks everyone.
    9. Gillian, 5 days ago
      A town in Illinois, ending in RRECK, company name starting in C. H. - can someone fill in the blanks?
    10. apostata apostata, 5 days ago
      did they Frankensteined the piece ?

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