If I refinish it, should I strip all the veneer (I think that's what it is) and stain the wood underneath or would the value be better kept if I fix the peeled veneer and keep its normal appearance?
Contact a furniture restorer or antique furniture dealer. You would want to have more knowledge before any attempt any process on this piece. Once you apply the wrong choice, it may devalue the piece. Better to be safe than sorry!
If this was mine I would refinish the item and make it look nice again. If there are no marking on the dresser and you have no idea who has made it then it would be fine to refinish it and it should not hurt the value considering a lot of wood furniture is dropping in price these days. Sand down the dresser with sandpaper, use steel wool to do the fine clean up, remove the handles before applying the stain, and if you want to apply a clear coat of varnish to the finished product. I normally skip the varnish stage because I perfer the stained look to a varnish look.
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Can anyone tell me when this Johnson Carper French provincial dresser was made and is it worth much? It looks to have been painted.
This is a different style chest, but also Johnson Carper and French Provincial. The asking price is $499.
The dresser does not look to be in very good condition and good condition is what makes vintage furniture sell and also what brings in good money. I am assuming the damaged places on the top are where the "new" paint is coming off?
I have a 1930s highboy chest of drawers, made by American Ball Co. and designed by Russell Wright. It is blonde maple wood with rectangular pulls. It is stamped on the inside of a drawer.It is 46 in. high, 33 in.wide and 20 in.-deep. The pulls on drawers are 1/4 in.x 10 in.across. It is in excellent condition.
Conant Ball closed in 1980.
According to this website a 6-drawer dresser sold for $700. www.justcollecting.com/
These are neat pieces!! You are lucky to have something that has held its value!!
Online I have seen exact pieces like this selling between 100 and 1,200 dollars. Why the huge range? The lower price are where people (individuals) sold it on sites like PicClick or LetGo or Facebook Marketplace. The high prices are SOLD prices from auction houses around the country.
You would do best selling this through a vintage store/antique dealer (even though it is not a true antique). You will get more for it that way (at least where I am that is the case). Most people will not pay big bucks for famous designer furniture when Jane Smith sells it, but if Jane Smith Antique Boutique on FUFU street sells it in the city, they pay it!
You will get a percentage of the sale, but it will still be more than you would fetch selling it yourself.
These are classic pieces that will last a lifetime!!
Post back where you are located and how much it fetches for you!!
Thanks for sharing this classic!!!
You have a very beautiful chest of drawers.
The specific type is a Russel Wright (American Modern) Maple Secretaire - Snyders, made in the 1930 era.
I have found one, of the same style, and it is going for a little over $1900.00. Here is the link:
I would say you will get a great price on this piece. It has stayed in excellent condition, in my opinion.
Have a blessed day,
These were purchased by my aunt approximately 50 years ago. I ended up with them when I last moved, and my kids have been using them for several years now. I'm in the process of moving again and they are way too heavy and outside of our taste to justify moving.I cannot locate any markings on either of them. They are very heavy. How can I find out a ballpark figure for what they are worth?
I remember this style of furniture was popular in the 60's but it may be difficult to sell as most people will use some of the same reasons as you - too heavy, vintage but not antique, unknown brand/company, too dark. But, you just never know when someone will see these pieces and these could be just what they are looking for.
Looking for a value of my Grandmother's circa 1930's wardrobe/dresser and matching low dresser. See pic of wardrobe. Any information or value would be appreciated!
Can anyone help identify this dresser? All contact points are dovetails and the knobs are screw in with flathead screws.
We found a lovely dresser with a mirror. It has a copper nameplate on the back of the mirror that gives the name Lammerts. How can I peruse pictures of Lammerts dressers so I can find a match it to.I want to learn more about the dresser with its mirror and find its value?
If it looks anything like this one its worth $12. www.ebth.com/
Lammerts was in business for 150 years but closed the last store in about 2007. It seems they made/sold a lot of sort-of inexpensive and finer furniture until about 1970 when they started selling only the finer style pieces.
Here is a link to check out if you are interested in information about the company.
l was wondering if any one could help me. Is this dresser vintage or antique? What year? Has it a name? And its value ?
This is a beautiful piece, but I would need a lot more info to help you figure out what it is.
Antique means over 100 years old and gut feeling says it is more of a late 1930s or early 1940s piece if it is an original and not a reproduction. I am basing that only on what I can see which are the handles and the little casters.
Are the drawers dovetail or nailed, glued, screwed together? That would help date it.
Is the mirror beveled or smooth?
As for what it is...There is almost a custom or hand made look to this with the unusual design around the mirror. This has me so curious.
I am not convinced it is a dresser. It feels (to me) more like a sideboard. Dressers usually go to the floor to maximize storage. This does not.
You may be best served taking it to an antique dealer and getting his/her guidance on what it is and the value of it where you are.
Please post back with more info and if you do talk to a pro first, what he/she says.
Thanks for sharing it!! It is stunning!
Any idea how much this dresser is worth? There is a spot where the tag used to be, but no other markings. The drawers are dovetail construction, if that helps.
This gorgeous! Waterfall style art deco dresser from what I can see. Value depends on where you are located. The can sell from as low as $25 to $2500 depending on the supply and demand in your community.
This was pre-virus. Now is not the time to try to sell pieces for safety and financial reasons.
When the economy returns check with a reputable antique dealer in your town to see what the new world value will be.
Also have them verify it is a true vintage or antique. It looks to be, bt there are many repro pieces out there made to look out. That will play into value also.
Post back with an update! Thanks for sharing this with me! It is lovely!!
I have a dresser and armoire in immaculate condition. The dresser has 2 mirrors, but unfortunately are broken from the frame. Everything else is eye candy. I have tried reaching out to different companies for answers and they were all dead ends. Honestly, I am really trying hard to help a friend get some extra cash and am seeking an estimated value for the two. I am spinning wheels and I know these are worth more than what my friend is asking. Anyone's help would be much appreciated.
Without make and markings it would be hard to determine the value. Although $200 is not a bad price. I would try auction /bid online to pull in a better price. Try to get more close pictures on all the wonderful wood cravings. Someone will love this as well!