Value of a Dixie Tahiti Faux Bamboo Dresser?

I recently bought a pair of matching faux bamboo 3 drawer dressers at a yard sale. I've found the maker and I've also located some letters and numbers on the back, however I can't find this particular chest on any site. I was wondering if anyone knew the value. I don't know what year they were made, but I'm sure the numbers on the back state all of that however I still can't figure it out.
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November 18, 20191 found this helpful
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Thanks for sharing your piece. I think someone cut off the legs/feet as I believe this may have been a high boy in a previous life. If it was original, the high boys are selling, not asking prices, but actual sold prices from 300-500 dollars in many settings and cities and sale venues!!

This piece was most likely made between the late 1940s-early 1960s. I am not familiar with how their numbers work.

If you are selling this, it is best to have a vintage dealer look at it in person (examine the bottom) and verify if indeed I was altered. If so, the can tell you how that change alters the value.

Please post back with what you learn! This is considered an MCM...mid century modern piece which is still a hot market item. It seemed like it was fading, but I have been seeing a lot of sales lately, so it is still hanging in for trends!

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November 18, 20190 found this helpful
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I believe you have 2 matching chests as a dresser would be longer than your pieces.

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The Dixie Furniture Factories were in Lexington, NC from 1901 but closed all but one plant in 2003. It is difficult to find current information so I'm not sure the plant is still in operation.
Dixie furniture can be quite expensive as the older pieces were well made and still remain of higher value than many popular brands (such as
Chest of drawers are still popular pieces as they are functional and will still 'fit' in small modern apartments.

The company made furniture in what they called 'series' and each series was produced in a different plant but I could not find any sites with dates of any kind. Your furniture is from the Tahiti series but it seems to be rare as I found very few pieces from this series.

You can look at some of the pieces on this site to get an idea of the prices stores are asking for their Dixie pieces.

highlycollectibleantiques.com/.../

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Since there is very little information available on these pieces you may want to ask your question at one of the antique forums or you can ask for a free appraisal fro one of the sites listed below.
You will need a good full front photo as wells as sides and full back. Also photos of inside drawers if asking for an appraisal.

Ask your question on these sites (read some past questions first so you can get an idea of what to post).

www.myantiquefurniturecollection.../.../ask.html

www.collectorsweekly.com/.../178882-dixie-furniture

Here is the free appraisal site:

www.whatsellsbest.com/.../antiques.html

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November 18, 20190 found this helpful

Dixie is an inexpensive brand of furniture. The chest is worth $50 or less.

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November 18, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks so much I've been going crazy trying to find this specific piece I've found a zillion pieces by dixie however couldn't find this one but again thanks for the info

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November 18, 20190 found this helpful

Would u happen to know how I can find the date out when it was made I have the numbers and stuff that were on the back but I dont know how to read the codes or numbers meaning is there a specific number that tells me the year like one number is 7818 could that mean it was made in 78 on Jan 8th

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April 24, 20200 found this helpful

No, Not all Dixie furniture is inexpensive. There were actually 2 different Dixie furniture companies, 1 that made furniture and 1 that only sold furniture. The company that MADE furniture, made very fine furniture, that was well made and very sought after. That company no longer makes furniture and closed down. After all the research ive done, I've found that Dixie Tahiti furniture is very nice, well made, expensive and highly sought after, but very rare to find pieces or pieces in good condition.

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I have a 15 piece dining room suit that I inherited from my mom that is Dixie Tahiti. Great solid wood furniture with dovetail drawers and beautiful hardware. She had the suit almost my entire life and I'm old.. lol.

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November 19, 20190 found this helpful

It is hard to find out a lot of information about the furniture this company made even though they were in business for over 100 years. Back in 2003 they closed all their factories except 1. Faux bamboo is not a real bamboo piece of furniture. Your item looks like it is in good conditon and maybe worth around $100 to $150. A dealer can confirm this and tell you the actual price the items is worth.

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November 19, 20190 found this helpful

This piece is not worth much at this time. Maybe you could do better at a auction/bid for a better price!

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