First, I noticed the dove-tailed drawers. These are hand-cut dovetailed joints. You can tell this because they are not perfectly even, the sizes are different and they are not perfectly spaced. Now, I’m not an expert, but I believe we started using machine cut dovetails around the 1880’s, so I’m just assuming this piece pre-dated that time. But again, I’m certainly not an expert!
The top board on the back was overlapping the bottom panel so, once I got it home, I gently removed the nails for a quick repair, repositioned the board, and re-nailed the top panel.
Repair complete! It took about 2 minutes, tops!
So, how much would you pay for this dresser? I bought this dresser and the antique dresser/chest of drawers/mirror that I originally called about for only $25. That's what I'm talking about! Yeah, baby! (Those of you who know me know that I was just talking in my Austin Powers voice again.) Pretty good deal, huh?
By the way, if you have any input about dating this dresser, type of wood, etc., I would love to hear about it!!! Please leave me a comment.
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