Seeking help on any identification info on Vanity/Dressing Table

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  1. Zukee

    Zukee New Member

    Hello Everyone,
    I am new to this website and to antiques. I recently moved out to a city town square that has about two antique shops at least per street. I started becoming interested on their pieces and slowly but surly fell down a rabbit hole of further research. I find myself checking sites all day long during breaks and before bed looking to further any knowledge. Just for fun.

    I wanted a vanity and fell intrigued with this piece. I didn't realize it was so low until I drove out 3 hours to pick it up, lol. However I still loved it. Now I am just looking for any information as the seller really didn't have any.

    Any help is greatly appreciated and will be absorbed =)

    Thank you!!
    ~Zukee
     

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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Welcome Zukee! And be forewarned,antiques are addictive! Your dressing table looks to be a 1920s era one,mass produced but still quite cute. Usually theres a low bench that goes with them.
     
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  3. Zukee

    Zukee New Member

    It is!!!!!! Ugh

    I have seen low benches in other sets, however I find it difficult to imagine with how this one is. Thanks for the input though!
     
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  4. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Zukee, could you please measure the height of the (middle) front opening from the floor up to the lowest point of the decorative part in the middle of the front? ;)
     
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  5. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    American circa 1925. Walnut veneer. Looks to have been refinished or at least partially stripped.
     
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  6. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Might be missing castor wheels, but that would only raise it another inch or two.

    If you have the opportunity to have someone raise it at an angle so you can look at the bottom of a leg. There will be a hole in the center of the leg where the castor went.
     
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  7. Zukee

    Zukee New Member


    Its a total of 13 inches!
     
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  8. Zukee

    Zukee New Member

    Yeah I did notice that there are holes at the bottom of all legs.
     
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  9. Zukee

    Zukee New Member

    Thanks for the help. I think by far the hardest thing for me is determining what type of wood an item is. I've tried reading about veneers vs shellacs and so forth.. I did note that when I tried to simply wipe it with a partially damp kitchen towel, the color seemed to start coming off. =/
     
  10. FWIW

    FWIW Well-Known Member

    Although it may not have been as old as you hoped, I think it is still a great looking piece.
     
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  11. Zukee

    Zukee New Member

    Thanks, I agree! I really like the drawers and overall look. I got it so that I can attempt my first refinish project, so this is perfect! =P
     
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