Marie
Marie
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Asked on May 22, 2017

Is this an antique?

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This small piece (20"W x 42"H) has a mirror between the 2 highest shelves. What room would it have been used in? Does this style have a name?
q is this an antique
q is this an antique
15 answers
  • Are there any markings on the bottom or in the drawers? It is a nice piece, my guess is a vanity, but I could be way off. To me it looks Mission style.
  • Teresa
    on May 22, 2017

    That's my guess too!
  • Debbie Millspaugh
    on May 22, 2017

    Usually Mission or Arts and Crafts style furniture is made from medium or quartersawn oak with very straight lines, typically not ornamental with turned legs (I have a few family heirlooms). This piece looks to made out of dark walnut or cherry. There is a site called "Connected Lines" with a list of many styles of furniture thru the ages. From description of the style and type of wood, possible your piece is American Empire?
    • Marie
      on May 22, 2017

      I agree, it's not Mission. Does have some detailing similar to American Empire, but type of wood looks wrong. I'll have to look into that further. Thanks for your help.
  • Bbl14403127
    on May 22, 2017

    Looks to me like a gentlemen's shaving stand that would be in a bedroom. Small shelf on top for toilitries, shaving mug and razors, main shelf for bowl for warm water and drawer and lower shelves for accessories like towels, etc The rungs on the sides are for hanging towels to dry.
    • Van.Isle.BC
      on May 22, 2017

      I agree, Gentleman's vanity.
      Have seen pieces in England.
      Sometimes, a man would sit while a barber would shave him.
  • Marie
    on May 22, 2017

    That makes sense, but the scale and the low, small mirror are throwing me off. I'll keep looking. Thanks so much.
  • Virginia Prestridge
    on May 22, 2017

    THERE SHOULD BE A CHAIR OR STOOL TO GO WITH IT. THAT IS WHY IT IS SO LOW

  • Wally seeley
    on May 22, 2017

    looks suspect to me and not a shaving or wash stand either. It looks like it could be side stands to a bedroom suite and I would say it's circa to be no earlier than the 1950's probably Early American style popular in the 60's to 70's there are also side rails missing like there were on the top. Could also be a telephone table.
  • Ceb16607013
    on May 22, 2017

    dinning room early 1900's
  • Jacks Beta
    on May 22, 2017

    I have no clue, but this would make a very interesting bar cart!
  • Meg11566274
    on May 22, 2017

    Maybe you could send a picture of it to the Antiques Road Show. Then maybe they could tell you. But I'm not sure if they have a website. But it doesn't hurt to try. Right?
  • Jmt7395549
    on May 22, 2017

    Honestly, it looks like a chamber pot chair I saw once. But the mirror? And there was a hole cut for the pot.
  • Marie
    on May 23, 2017

    It looks like a telephone stand to me, and if so, although it is old, it would not be old enough to be an antique.
  • A
    on May 31, 2017

    It is difficult to tell from the photos, but I suspect it is a reproduction of some kind - maybe not of anything specific, but made to look old style.
  • Ams16918818
    on May 31, 2017

    looks like a hallway piece, like a hall tree for coats and hats. The seat for putting on shoes.
  • FL
    on May 31, 2017

    A good rule of thumb I use which usually works is I open a drawer and check for dovetail joints. (See picture). If there are no drawers, check the back of the piece, sometimes you will see dovetailing there. Most modern furniture does not have this detail.
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