Vintage Dresser with Mirror
This is a stunning piece of furniture with original hardware. It has a bow front, five drawers and an attachable mirror. The drawers are deep and offer plenty of storage. The mirror is attached in the back and is removable. The overall lines are simple with elegant touches of carved medallions and rosettes on the front. It has graceful legs and sits on coasters. It is painted in Arles (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) hand waxed, and finished with an antique glaze. The top was given a fresh new finish in Espresso.
I date this piece early 1900's, possibly circa 1920's. The label on the back indicates it was manufactured by the Rushville Furniture Company (established in 1893) in Rushville, Indiana for the Duning Furniture Company.
The top had some surface damage which was repaired prior to refinishing. The mirror is showing minimal signs of age but still retains its reflective quality which I believe adds to the character of the piece. It would make a beautiful addition to a historic home or to add a touch of history to a newer home.
I need to rearrange the current items in my booth in order to make room for this. I hope to have it available for sale in the next week or two.
|The finish is damaged, but the piece has elegant lines.|
|Surface damage on top.|
|The Rushville Furniture Company of Rushville, Indiana. |
Made for the Duning Furniture Company in Richmond, Indiana.
Attaching the Mirror
|Back view of mirror. The screws are taped to the back.|
|Supports for the mirror are included. First insert one support.|
|Next insert the second support.|
|The mirror rests upon the supports and is secured with screws in the back.|
|The original hardware was cleaned but otherwise left unfinished.|
|Carved medallion on the front corners.|
|Espresso finish on top.|
|Inside of drawers. |
The drawers are deep and offer plenty of storage.