What a unique and beautiful piece this is! A true Victorian period antique from around the year 1890, this dresser is made from satinwood. Satinwood is often used as an inlay for banding and decorations, but is not often used for an entire piece of furniture and that makes this satinwood Victorian dresser quite special.
This wood is a hardwood that comes from a tropical tree. It has a yellowish color. The grain is wispy and forms an almost “shimmering” pattern that is hard to capture in the photos, but is quite visible in natural light. The drawer fronts are the best example of this. Since the satinwood would have had to have been imported, this chest was likely commissioned by a wealthy home owner in England when it was first made.
The wooden knobs are indicative of the Victorian period. Each drawer has a lock but no key remains. We have included a picture of the hand cut dovetails which speak to the quality and authenticity of the piece. The drawers all open and close smoothly making this Victorian dresser a functional piece for your home.
Despite being over 120 years old, this chest of drawers remains in very good condition. The bracket feet are quite sturdy and strong, although they appear to be newer. The top has some slight staining on the back and the sides of the top have some minor chips. We have included sample pictures of this. There is a very small section of replaced veneer on the back of the right side and a cosmetic age separation on the left. Overall, this satinwood Victorian dresser is a great and rare find. It is sure to be snatched up quickly so act now and bring it home!
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