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I got the item in the photo from a storage unit auction.  Its style looks familiar to me and the dovetails are irregular so I think it is hand made.  I would be very interested in how to find out the style, who made it, and if it has value as an antique.

Hi Douglas,

Never bring a knife to a gun fight is what I always say about storage unit auctions.
Hopefully you did not pay an exorbitant amount to acquire this chest of drawers.  

The chest dates to about 1900 and was factory made, as opposed to cabinet or bench made.

The quality of this chest is one built to a price rather than to a standard and was
originally produced in mass quantities by any  one of a 1000 furniture companies.

It's value today is in the $250 to $325. range.

Best of luck with it.

George E. Harrison III

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