The restored dresser - keep original knobs?

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There were some suggestions to paint this piece but instead, it had a very sympathetic restoration, including leaving some of the dings and scratches and almost all the old patina. It's completely handmade included the dovetail joinery on the drawers. The interior carpentry was falling apart so there was much gluing and replacing of door slides, etc. The one thing that is different is that it originally had large white porcelain knobs which were switched out with wood knobs that were antiqued a slightly darker brown. What do you prefer?
q the restored dresser keep original knobs, painted furniture, rustic furniture
q the restored dresser keep original knobs, painted furniture, rustic furniture
q the restored dresser keep original knobs, painted furniture, rustic furniture
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  • Ginger Robinson Ginger Robinson on Apr 07, 2015
    beautiful piece. Sometimes you just have to leave it as is. I like the wooden knobs so much better then the white ones

  • Gretchen Mercer Gretchen Mercer on Apr 07, 2015
    This looks so pretty just as it is! The wood is a lovely warm color and the knobs look great!

  • Heliane Ripley Heliane Ripley on Apr 07, 2015
    It's perfect just the way you got it now. What a beautiful piece of old furniture,

  • Jill Drake Jill Drake on Apr 08, 2015
    NoOoOoOo, it's a beautiful piece, I feel too many people are changing stunning pieces into something different, yours is an eye catcher for sure.........maybe and only a maybe....look around for diff knocs mb of porcelain, or if that period .....give it a try(assuming knobs can come off easily) and see then, you're very lucky to have such a stunning piece of Furniture Jill UK

  • Kimberley Christy Kimberley Christy on Apr 08, 2015
    It's perfect!

  • Julie Cooper Julie Cooper on Apr 08, 2015
    Beautiful, and others have said, sometimes leaving a piece natural is the best idea.

  • MJ MJ on Apr 08, 2015
    You did the right thing! It's beautiful. Leave the dark knobs.

  • Me Me on Apr 08, 2015
    If you really want a different look , just take the originals off and save them as is. You can always put them back on again. They are lovely.

  • Barbara Barbara on Apr 10, 2015
    I love the fact that you gently restored a vintage piece of furniture! Beautiful! I do like the knobs shown, but a vintage piece might have the porcelain knobs. Either will be beautiful. I have a vintage slant-front desk that I'm planning on restoring soon and originally I was going to sand and paint it. Now, seeing your finished piece, I may go with the gentle restoration as you have done.

  • Jean Thompson Jean Thompson on Apr 13, 2015
    Love the wood knobs... Congratulations for a Excellent job of Restoring this cute dresser.. Love Vintage and Antique....

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone Amy Ogden-Paparone on Apr 13, 2015
    Yep, leave it as is! It's absolutely beautiful just the way it is.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 10, 2021

    It's absolutely beautiful. Love the character in the piece.

  • Janice Janice on Oct 25, 2021

    The piece is beautiful as is but if you want to "jazz" it up a bit, take a trip to Hobby Lobby and look at their knoobs. If you find ones you like, just replace them with one screw knobs and then save the wood ones if you decide to sell or change back to original.