2 years ago#1
Kimmie
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I need help identifying my dresser. The finsh appears to be some sort of black varnish, all the tear drop pulls are solid brass. It has numbers hand written on the back, dovetail joints and small wheels. It is not very heavy and rolls easily.Pictures attached. I had a yard sale and it was in my garage and all that saw it wanted to buy it... but it was not for sale. I have no idea the period, but William and mary seems the closest?

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2 years ago#2
Probst54
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Hello. Where on the planet is this item (we are a global forum here)? Can you show more photos of dovetailing and the back side and underneath. Usually what is not seen can say the most. Thank you!

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2 years ago#3
Kimmie
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Here are more pics. The one with my hand shows the nail heads and a squiggly piece of metal that attaches the top on. The dove tail picture also shows the pencil lines that apear on the drawers.

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2 years ago#4
Kimmie
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Here are more pics. The one with my hand shows the nail heads and a squiggly piece of metal that attaches the top on. The dove tail picture also shows the pencil lines that apear on the drawers.

I live in California

This site will not allow me to attach any more photos.

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2 years ago#5
Kimmie
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Pics

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2 years ago#6
Probst54
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I am sorry I don't see any additional pictures but you have caught my attention.

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2 years ago#7
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pics wont upload. oh well

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2 years ago#8
Probst54
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Don't give up. Go to this web site and send me pictures to the email listed in the first paragraph.
http://www.wineknowsr.us/

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2 years ago#9
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ok, you should have them now.

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2 years ago#10
Probst54
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Hello and thank you. The dovetails are machine made and the lightness of the wood (as you tell me) could mean it is made with the least amound of construction material. The side panels will be 1/4 board, possibly plywood and the drawer facings are potentially plyboard. The finish looks a little rough to texture and I have not seen the finish on the top. I am not able to say with any certaintly that the piece has collectability or much value as is or even refinished.

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2 years ago#11
Probst54
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I want to pass along some photos of hand made dovetails for when you are out there hunting treasure. Notice the non standard and lack of uniform placement.

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2 years ago#12
Save The Queen
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William And Mary style from 20's 30's.

The finish is not restorable.

Saw what looked like a crack on One drawer (common). That combined with the condition of the finish might indicate assorted veneer problems due to atmospheric conditions. The secondary wood expands and contracts at a different rate, or grain direction than the veneer thus loosening the veneer.

Run your thumb along all edges(especially the drawers. If an area has a hollow sound double check for loose veneer.

A professional restoration shop would probably charge way more than the piece is worth.

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