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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.
-- Theresa, Fort Frances, Ont.
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.
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