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Empire dresser
Empire dresser  
Came across this at a Goodwill store. Appears to be in the Empire style. Has the door (hatbox?) and drawers as shown. Some of the veneer is missing from a drawer or two.
Wondering what the approximate age of this piece is, what it is called (if anything special or other than just a "dresser") and the approximate value.
Thanks for your time.

it is empire style often called empire oak which denotes that is was made 1900-1915/20.

hatbox.  not a dresser, it is a chest of drawers and probably had a mirror at one time.

veneer should not be hard to repair if the proper glue is used.

repaired and tight, drawers smooth it should sell in a shop at 350-400

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.


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