Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Collector405, Aug 11, 2020.
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Can you guys help me out, I’m trying to identify the item and maybe value
Dresser. You would have to be able to sit (have a place for your knees)while putting on your make-up or fixing your hair to be a vanity.
Your picture is pretty dark to see any details. Am sure the furniture experts want to see pics of the dovetailing too.
Oh...& always remember......take pics in a mirror.....should be done from the side....if you don't want us to see your new haircut !!
let's shout out the boys...
Your new picture - looks like you are missing the top drawer? Also, is this painted grey?
Top drawer is missing and yes the person I got it from had painted the dresser
I'm going to let the furniture experts address all the nails in the dovetailing!
I uploaded a few more pictures maybe it helps
nifty photo shop there 405 !!!!!
I'm not the furniture guy...but this puppy looks to have problems aplenty....
maybe too much for a restore.....and certainly too much for any sale over $50.
Thanks for your input!
lets see what others say !!!!
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it's 2 am here......where I is !!!
Golden Oak, first quarter 20th-century dresser with a hideous paint job, it's missing a drawer? Basically not saleable in my little corner of the world except for parts maybe, like the mirror.
Ballman Cummings was a manufacturer in Ft Smith Arkansas.
A quick google brought this up, similar era
Belle Starr Antiques & Vintage Market
· December 29, 2016 · A local treasure! Ballman Cummings mirrored dresser Made here in Fort Smith, AR!! $150!!
Agree with James and Wics. Oak, Navy surplus paint job, machine-made dovetails, ca. 1900-1915.
I have a pre-Civil War prayer kneeling rail painted with gray Navy surplus paint, and it was the Devil's own business getting it stripped off.
I don't usually advocate this, but perhaps a dip n' strip would do for the O.P.'s dresser. If they want to keep it, that is. The value is not over $100, and it would be the most painless way to at least get the oak surface back.
The problem there is, if the oak is veneer, you can kiss it goodbye with those hot dip tanks.
"kiss it goodbye"
Sadly, I think this piece is not far from that anyway. Painting ruined any but the most minimal value.
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