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Dressers660 of 765Mid - Late 1800s dresser ($20 yard sale find)blanket chest
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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Hello collectors and afficionado's. I absolutely love this dresser and I thought it was from the 30s art deco--but I am no longer sure. I can tell from the curved wood and the legs that's it's handmade. But am not sure of the style period, origin, wood, really anything. I would love any and all details please. I am learning and would love any input you would give me. I am slowly collecting pieces, rare, beautiful, one of a kinds, if you will for a store I'd like to open one day with rare and gorgeous furniture, housewares, clothing, jewelry, etc. for my brother. In the meantime, I am desperate to learn more, especially about some of the pieces I already have. And I come to this site often and visit antique stores and markets often. Any details you can give ,e about this piece including country of origin, any history, approximate value, etc. I would so so appreciate.

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      I don't know this ones history, but I have one very similar, well looks just like it, It's my first dresser and my mother bought it at a Salvation Army store in 1956 for $3.00. It has severed to hold my clothes and somethings I care not to remember. I hope someone will ID this one. I love yours and thanks for sharing.
    2. stefdesign stefdesign, 10 years ago
      Beautiful lines! I love your home! Very eclectic!
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 years ago
      I had the exact same piece except mine was maple. I got it and used it until I moved to Florida. Mine had a sticker on the back that said it was sold by Sears. The date on the sales sticker as I remember was 1952.

      When I bought it there were eight coats of paint on it. I stripped it to the patina and polished it with four ought steel wool followed by butchers wax. The drawers were dovetailed and there were dust block partitions below each drawer. I sold it for $350 when we moved.

      Very sturdy piece that is easy on the eyes.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 years ago
      PS: I believe this piece has been refinished. The drawer pulls are far more modern than the dresser. If you remove one of them you should see an indentation on the face of the drawer where the smaller pull was. Should have been a glass pull with a silver color screw.
    5. lundy lundy, 10 years ago
      ill look into it tormorro
    6. debbiepike54 debbiepike54, 9 years ago
      Similar to my grandmothers and she had her dresser since early to mid 1900's.
    7. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      I have one like it never refinished and it has wood pulls. I would date this much earlier than the 50's . I love mine except for sticky drawers .Yours It is not homemade . Very nice
    8. TlovesS TlovesS, 8 years ago
      Fhrrjr2, you were so nice before, what happened?
    9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Look at your history.
    10. TlovesS TlovesS, 8 years ago
      I didn't know it was such a bad thing. Why so angry. I just posted my favorite nighttable. Do you like it?
    11. Thoscahaba Thoscahaba, 8 years ago
      Without seeing the construction ,it could be early 1900's. Sears did offer these, they were made in Ohio and Michigan . Some had wooden wheels. Construction and period appropriate wood knowledge are the easy ways to date furniture. Yours is an oak piece. Welcome to the community.
    12. TlovesS TlovesS, 8 years ago
      thank you!!!!
    13. teflon250, 6 years ago
      I found this exact dresser in Wisconsin but I can tell it had a mirror attached at one time. I can't find the mirror or the co. of mfg. only who sold it.

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