I am getting ready to redo this piece of furniture. It is a Lexington Sweet Dreams commode and I know Lexington is one of the top furniture producers. I don't want to paint this if it is a value. Does anybody know how much it's worth or how I could find out?
Looking at the back of your commode suggests the back has been removed and reattached and I cannot help but wonder why?
It does show some damage to the finish but pictures are not sufficient to determine the extent of the damage.
I also think it would help if we could see how the drawers were put together. A picture of the outside side of the drawer could help determine the age.
I also believe this piece was made post-90s but that's still a good age.
I'm not sure you can determine the value of vintage furniture by seeing what sellers are asking for 'similar' pieces as each piece has something entirely different about it (including style, color, age, condition, and location (costly to ship)).
If the condition is not very good then maybe a redo would be a good suggestion. Of course, the redo would have to be at least semi-professional or the value would not hold up.
I would take a good look at this item and make your decision on how it looks to you. A brand name alone will not bring high value if the item is not in good to very good condition.
Location is also important as shpping is very costly.
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I just bought this beauty, but don't know what it is. I'm hoping someone knows what piece this is and from what collection so I can research it more.
The name on the cabinet Lexington Furniture company by Dixie started to be used around 1986 to 1987. That gives you a rough idea how old this piece really is and when they changed the name of the company.
It seems Dixie was more or less the 'parent' company and in 1986-1987 Dixie was together with 4 companies that formed a group.
"By 1986, the Dixie Furniture Company was part of a group of four companies officially "named Lexington Furniture Industries (LFI) -- often referred to as the Dixie Family". LFI used the Dixie facility in Lexington to produce its Lexington Home Brands line of furniture."
This was the end of the group as a whole as each company changed names and went different ways.
I'm not really sure what type of cabinet you have but it looks like some sort of display cabinet.
It may not have drawers but it looks like it has pull out drawers in the bottom half.
They made a lot of bedroom and dining room furniture so I'm guessing it could have used in either room.