Information about this vanity and dresser please

lucas_tx_gwJanuary 12, 2014

Hello,

I have not checked the backs of these yet for marks, I can do that next time I can coerce someone into helping me move them but I'm really just interested in people's general perception of age, wood, etc.

I've had them for probably 20 years or more and they were originally from my grandparents, but I don't have any history beyond that.

My guess is they are mahogany but I could certainly be wrong, so any info appreciated.

What type of finish would have been used? The vanity has some damage to the veneer due to a roof leak and I'd like to try to get it looking better.

There is a vanity and mirror and a tall dresser.

Vanity

Dresser

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CrazyIke

Depression Era 1930's

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:41AM
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patty_cakes

Absolutely beautiful! I've never seen a dresser quite like it, but the vanity 'style' is a bit more 'common', although with the parquetry, something i've not seen before either. I also think 30's or 40's. While the handles are Federal style, I wouldn't consider the furniture itself necessarily so.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 4:38PM
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lucas_tx_gw

Thanks for taking the time to respond. Any one care to venture what the finish might be? Best way to take care of it?

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 7:09PM
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patty_cakes

There's definitely some Tiger Maple on the drawer fronts, but I'm not sure about the sides and some of the other areas. Maybe Honey Maple.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tiger Maple

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 1:19PM
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lucas_tx_gw

Oh thanks so much!

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 7:14PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

Hi,
that's satinwood, not tiger maple. I'll lay odds the finish is lacquer.
Casey

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 8:34PM
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patty_cakes

sombreuil, have never seen or heard of satinwood, and the first thing that came to my mind was the Tiger Maple? How can you be so sure? They look so similar, but is there something distinctive about the satinwood? Maybe the period of the piece? Thanks for the education. ;o)

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 9:27PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

Look at some photos courtesy of Google Images.
The waterfall style was often rendered in satinwood veneer, and others. This set, not exactly waterfall style, is from the same era and probably same factories.
Casey

Here is a link that might be useful: satinwood+waterfall+deco

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 9:45PM
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lucas_tx_gw

Thanks. I appreciate the responses. Any thoughts on the wood type on the wardrobe in the other thread?

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Wardrobe thread

This post was edited by lucas_tx on Sat, Jan 18, 14 at 18:35

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 6:32PM
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