Here’s a little “in-the-field” reporting as I spend some time away from home this weekend on the Chesapeake Bay visiting some friends and shopping with my wife. Fortunately for me, there is a selection of girlie shops with three antique shops nearby. I can bait my wife into town with the former and end up in the latter.
I’ve been drooling over this dresser for at least two years as it sits there in a clothing and shabby chic furniture shop with little attention paid to it’s masterful execution. No one has bought it all this time and I’ve hesitated on buying it myself on two counts: 1) it’s a dresser, all by it’s lonesome (who buys a dresser with no mates), and 2) the price is higher than I want to pay.
It’s a massive Birdseye Maple dresser with incredibly precise carving, original brown marble and inlay that rivals the best of the New York greats. I even took out the Herter book out once to see if the inlay patterns were present in the appendix reference section, but it was not.
I’ve attached some horrible camera phone images below for your perusal, and if anyone has any opinions on it’s origin, I’d love to hear it.