Ballman Cummings Furniture Company, I don’t know if is a dresser or vanity?

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  1. Collector405

    Collector405 New Member

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  2. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    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 !! :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::playful::playful::playful::playful:;););)
     
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  6. Collector405

    Collector405 New Member

    Thank you
     
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  7. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Your new picture - looks like you are missing the top drawer? Also, is this painted grey?
     
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  8. Collector405

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    Top drawer is missing and yes the person I got it from had painted the dresser
     
  9. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I'm going to let the furniture experts address all the nails in the dovetailing!
     
  10. Collector405

    Collector405 New Member

    I uploaded a few more pictures maybe it helps
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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    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.
     
  14. Collector405

    Collector405 New Member

    Thanks for your input!
     
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    lets see what others say !!!!
    We come and go here at all times......so check back in often...
    it's 2 am here......where I is !!! :hilarious::hilarious:
     
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  16. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  17. James Conrad

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  18. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    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.

    Just sayin'.
     
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  19. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    The problem there is, if the oak is veneer, you can kiss it goodbye with those hot dip tanks.
     
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  20. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    "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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