Monday, November 26, 2012

Antique Chest of Drawers

Did you ever find something fantatic and you bought it even though you didn't know where you will put it?

That's what happened when I found this antique chest of drawers at ReStore.

While it was a great price, I wasn't sure what my husband would think of it, so I took a picture with my phone, and practically danced around it while I waited for a response from him.  There was no way I was going to walk away from this beauty.

He approved.  Smart fellow.

I love the grape cluster pulls, the spindle details, and that amazing patina of worn wood.

The top has a large crack down the middle, which has been poorly repaired so it was priced accordingly.  Some day I'll either pull the top off and repair it properly or replace it with a piece of marble.  For now, I set a large tray on it for seasonal vignettes.


  1. nice blog especially the handles that are in the shape of grapes leaf and with grapes is so impressive thanks for such a nice blog to see more new antique designs click here

  2. Hi, I just bought an old dresser with the same knobs, it has been painted cream, so I took the knobs off to strip it. Each one is stamped March 1870. Do you know anything more about this dersser? It has the same design on the sides.

  3. HI, did you find out anything about this dresser. I have just picked one up, painted. same knobs and spindles on the side. I took the grape handles off, they are stamped..March 22 1870.

    1. I have a dresser like the one in the photo only larger. It came from my great grandparents who lived in Preston MN.


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