Asked on Mar 20, 2018

Estimate on vanity with drawers

2dogalGeewJean
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Vanity that has drawer fronts with 1/8 inch veneer. I would like to know how old is this piece. And an estimate of its worth. I can't find any other piece like it on the internet.
q i have a vanity that has drawer fronts with 1 8 inch veneer
8 answers
  • Lina Splichal
    on Mar 20, 2018

    What is behind the doors? That may give you an idea of how this piece was used. What search words have you used? This might be listed as a bureau, side board or dresser. Beyond that, look for items with similar styling features, knobs and pulls/grooved legs/3D front/ the trim above the legs and see if you can determine a style. Then you can look for furniture pieces of that particular style. I am not an expert but this is what I can logically think of to do.
  • Jcraw
    on Mar 20, 2018

    Wow. This is gorgeous. Looks sort of Regency (ca 1820 or so). On the other hand, it could be from a quality furniture maker from the 1940’s. what I don’t understand the hollow in the top. Did it have thick marble insert? Look everywhere for a makers name. The burled woods on the front are not from a schlock cabinetmaker.
    • Denise Griffin
      on Mar 24, 2018

      I agree with you Jcraw, I am also wondering where the top is. Without the top, it would not be worth very much. Also wondering if there was ever a mirror that went with it or shelves of some kind for a bureau.
  • Eileen
    on Mar 21, 2018

    It reminds me of a buffet my grand parents had. Except for the legs it looks very similar although theirs had a wooden tip w a mirror and small shelves on each side of the mirror and at the top. It was from the 1920s. Is there a shelf behind the doors? My mom said they kept linens there and the drawers were for other dining items. It is beautiful. Good luck in ur search.
  • Bijous
    on Mar 21, 2018

    I'm with JCraw on cira 1940. Cleaned up this piece with no veneer missing, is probably worth around $1000-$2000 USD.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Mar 21, 2018

    If you have an antique dealer nearby, take a bunch of pictures, inside and out, even the back and show it to the person with the best knowledge of antiques and they will probably be able to help you the best.
  • Jean
    on Mar 21, 2018

    I have a dresser and two nightstands very similar to your piece there it is mahagony veneer on it. I bought it from the original owner, she and her husband bought it in the 1920s believe and shortly after they were married. There is a company name on the back of my dresser but I unfortunately cannot move it is too heavy. But you may check the back or underneath the drawers and see if there is a stamp or a cabinet maker written there. good luck beautiful piece
  • Geew
    on Mar 21, 2018

    Did you inspect the item for a "branding" of the manufacturer and or circa date, look behind it, under the drawers, inside the cabinets.
  • 2dogal
    on Mar 24, 2018

    A beautiful, unusual piece with the legs and cabinet doors. Take a few pictures and go to an antique dealer.
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