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Hi Mike,

I have a dresser that was purchased in an antique store in Southern Ontario and given to us for a wedding gift 37 years ago. It has brass fittings and lovely beveled mirrors. The top pieces are attached by large wooden dowels.

I have attached a photo and would appreciate any information you can give me on this item.

Thank you.

-- Theresa, Fort Frances, Ont.

 

Dear Theresa,

You have a very beautiful ladies' vanity dresser. It appears to be made of walnut, with walnut veneers. It would date circa 1910.

This would have been a very expensive piece of furniture in its day. I think it would have originally come with a stool. I notice some veneer chipping away at the bottom.

Antique furniture has dropped in price over the last 10 years. Your dresser in its present condition should sell for $500 to $750.

 

Mike Huen is an antique dealer and owner of Mike's General Store in Winnipeg.

If you would like to have an item appraised, please include a photo with your question.

Email questions to mike@mikesgeneralstore.com, and put 'Free Press' in subject line, or write to Mike's Appraisals, 52 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg, MB, R2M 2Y3.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 24, 2012 E2

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