Antique Victorian Oak Dresser w/3 Drawers. Handsome, antique, dresser salvaged from Central Connecticut. Except for the drawer linings and slats on the back of the dresser, which are made of old poplar, the dresser is solid oak. The 3 drawers are equipped with brass pulls, brass keyhole covers, and locks.We don't have the original key for the locks, but could probably find one in our collection --message us if you're interested. This is not your father's dresser, nor your grandfather's dresser, this is your great grandfather's! It was built sometime during the late 1800's. Not only is the design reflective of the Victorian era, but even the wood itself is very old.
The grain of the oak is super tight, meaning that the wood was cut from old-growth oak trees. The wear and uneven finish shows varying degrees of exposure to sunlight and use over a long period of time, not a few decades.The stamped pulls themselves are antique and are secured with nuts rather than setscrews like modern hardware. The imperfect positioning of the hardware show they were installed by humans rather than machines. Nails with square heads are used throughout the piece.
The drawers are held together by dovetail joints that were clearly carved/cut by hand. The multiple boards used for the backing instead of a single sheet of plywood are just a few more obvious signs that this is a turn-of-the-century piece. Considering that the piece is well over 100 years, it is in great condition. The dresser has the typical nicks, scrapes, scratches, and spots of worn finish here and there that you would expect to find on a piece this old. There are some superficial or shallow cracks in the top, which is normal after over a hundred years of the wood expanding and contracting.
However, there are no breaks, rot, warp, or any other serious flaws. Our carpenter thoroughly inspected the piece and didn't need to make any repairs. He did reinforce the bottoms of the drawers with glue and finish nails, but he didn't need to glue or reinforce any other part of the dresser.
The chest is strong and sturdy and is ready for another lifetime of service! Top : 40" x 20 1/8 " x 1 thick. Body : 37 3/8 " W x 18 1/2 " D.Height : 33 1/4 " Drawers (interior) : 32 1/8 "W x 15"D x 6 1/2 "H. VA, MD, DC, DE, PA, NJ, NY, & New England : We deliver to these states every 2 - 3 weeks. The item "Antique Vintage Old SOLID Oak Wood Wooden Dresser Bachelors Chest Drawers Vanity" is in sale since Sunday, December 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Dressers & Vanities\1800-1899". The seller is "pennantique" and is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.