When recently helping clean a house we were given a dresser I believe to be from the early 1930's. It has 3 drawers, a mirror, and wheels. The top drawer has a green piece of metal in the top drawer that says Dutch Woodcraft Shops...Zeeland,Michigan. We would like to know a little more about this piece and what value it possibly holds.
Answer it appears to be made 1910-20. walnut or mahogany veneer on the faces, part of a set at one time but the company operated 1928-1940s. what it appears is that they made colonial reproductions which were very popular in the 1900-1920s. The made good items that sold and kept it up until they closed and merged.
retail in a shop if it is sturdy and the surfaces good, smooth and clean $400.
history is sparse but there is info in the book grand rapids furniture.
Regarding American antique, vintage, and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing.
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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of American antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars through several organizations.
Organizations Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association
Education/Credentials BA Florida State University
BA University of West Florida 1971