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A diamond in the rough, this antique dresser needed some tender loving care (and veneer removal) to shine again. Made by Stinchfield and Fehrman out of Valparaiso, Indiana, this solid wood dresser dates to approximately the early 1900s. The veneer on the top was cracked and dry, so we stripped it off to reveal the beautiful wood underneath. After bleaching the "new" top, we gave it a wash with a custom mix to show off the gorgeous wood grain. The legs were sanded down and given the same wash. 

The body and drawers have been painted in "Spice of Life", a bold and beautiful red by Melange Paints. The top and legs have been sealed in a satin polyurethane, while the body and drawers were sealed with a furniture wax. The dovetailed drawers were refreshed with an unscented furniture tonic. We added antique bronze cup pulls in place of the original hardware.  A matching mirror accompanies this bureau. It will need to be hung on the wall or set on top of the dresser as shown in the photos- somewhere along its lifetime, the harp that secured the mirror disappeared. 

Dresser measures 40.25" wide, 19" deep and 34.25" high. Mirror measures 28.75" high by 22" wide. A versatile piece of furniture with a great amount of storage, this dresser could be used in the traditional setting of a bedroom, or as an accent piece in a living room or dining room (think buffet or TV console)! Available for pick up in Falmouth.

Spice of Life Antique Dresser

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