Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Vanity Information


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Hello, I purchased this today and I finally got you some better photos of it.  Can you please tell me about this piece, also how to care for furniture like this (what product to clean with) and the mirror is kinda messed up, Do u you think I could have the mirror redone or would that cost tons of money.  One more question, the droors have a distinct smell to them, I think because they have had it in the shed and there were some critter remains.  Can you recommend a product to put in the droors to help with smell.  (I was thinking fabric sheets)  Anything you know of would be very helpful.  Thank you so much.

This is an American made mass produced vanity and it looks like it was made in the 1980s, if you are going to change the mirror, take it out of the frame and bring it to a glass craftsman or mirror shop and ask if they can duplicate the shape. It should cost around $40 to $60 dollars but I do not know where you live so I can not really tell you exactly how much it will cost. The style of the mirror is a mix of English 19th century design details mixed with an American design shape for the mirror. I would wash the drawers with Mr Clean or a strong household cleaner and then rinse with water and dry them quickly so the wood does not warp. If they still smell try spraying a perfume and airing the drawers in the sun.  

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