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Top of dresser  
Inside drawer
Inside drawer  
QUESTION: I bought it painted, I can see that the wood is in good condition. I've included some pictures of the drawers .. Might be able to help with dating it? I think. I've no idea what the style is called and have tried looking it up, with dead ends. Please help. Thanks!!

ANSWER: Hi Susie,

Your painted adaptation chest was most likely made in the 1920's.
The chest is a rather poor interpretation in the Sheraton style
coupled with the paint gives it very little value. Perhaps a
range of $30. to $50.

Best Wishes,

George E. Harrison III

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QUESTION: Thank you I'd like to know what makes it a poor interpretation. I know little about antiques and vintage.  Thank you for helping clarify and help with future buys.


In making the chest the manufacturer cut corners by doing mostly machine work
with very little hand work for the details and carving which adds to its cost.

I have been in the business for over 40 years and I am still learning and educating
my eyes to the finer points of fine furniture making. It is not something you can
put in a couple of sentences.

BTW  An antique is a piece that is 100 years old.

George E. Harrison III

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