A 19th Century Victorian Dresser is an Antique American Golden Oak Dresser with a buffalo mirror made in the USA in the late 1800s/early 1900s.
I love the look of an old dresser. The ones you see in stores today are not made as well as the ones many years ago. They simply just don’t last. I was thrilled to find a Victorian Dresser that was in amazing condition.
I can not believe I scored this beauty!
When you really look at an old dresser like this Victorian Dresser, I mean really look at it, you will see that it is made very well. The drawers are made to be connected with tongue & groove so they will last for many years to come. It is made with real wood, not like the ones you see today that are made with pressed wood.
I have been looking for an antique-style dresser for over two long years.
The number of times I have searched on Facebook marketplaces & at thrift & antique stores was very frustrating. Not to mention, I was very particular with the style I was looking for. Also, It would be lovely if the dresser had a mirror, but it wasn’t necessary.
Just a few details would be nice on a Victorian dresser!
I wanted the drawers to be tongue & groove & more importantly, the dresser had to have character & history to it. A bonus would be if the dresser had the original castor wheels.
I would always be on the lookout for thrift stores & antique stores.
Additionally, I found a few at an antique store but it wasn’t in my budget. So, I was being patient & I knew eventually the right one would be found.
Marketplace for the win!
As I was looking on the marketplace & I came across a few that were beautiful, and they would either need a lot of restoration or be priced way too high. I kept looking, and then one day, I just happened to be searching on the Facebook marketplace & came across one that stopped me in my tracks.
It was exactly what I was looking for.
I showed my husband & he asked me what I thought. I said that it was exactly what I had envisioned for our bedroom. It had everything I was looking for including castor wheels!
Finally, The seller was asking $125 & I was ok with that. My husband, grandson & nephew made the 45-minute drive to pick it up. I was told by the seller that it would need to be moved from the second floor & that is very heavy. Thank goodness for the two young bucks that were able to help my husband!
When I saw it, I could not believe how beautiful it was, and of course, the pictures do it no justice.
The dresser is from the late 1890s and early 1900s. I, recently learned that it is made out of burled oak and is extinct. The oak wood is known as quartersawn oak or burl oak with the tiger pattern. The grain is so beautiful &it is in mint condition.
I have to look into finding a replica or new vintage hardware for the one drawer. I could not be happier with this beauty!
What do you think of my new treasure? Let me know what you think in the comments.
Until next time, y’all!
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