Last week I mentioned that we recently inherited this beautiful antique dresser from my father in law. It’s a piece that has been passed down for generations and now we get to be the keepers of it for a season.
To be honest, we don’t know much about the history of this piece. Tyson remembers it being in his grandparent’s home and then his father’s. Now that Frank is transitioning to an assisted living facility, the chest of drawers has landed at our house.
The vintage dresser does include a manufacturer plate from Lammert Furniture in St. Louis. Since there is a long family history from Missouri, there is a possibility that it was originally owned by Tyson’s great-grandmother.
Despite it’s age, the antique chest of drawers is in amazing condition. Other than needing to be wiped down with a little wood oil, it’s practically perfect.
And I can see why people freak out over the trend of painted vintage furniture. They seriously don’t make them like this anymore.
One of the drawers even has built-in dividers. You already know how much this makes my organization loving husband happy.
Of all the items we’ve owned over the years, this one is in the most pristine condition. Even as I write this I’m keenly aware of how hard we are on furniture. I wonder if putting a protective force field around it is too much? Probably not.
We are thrilled to have this stunning dresser with it’s rich family history in our master bedroom. Of course now we NEED to repaint the walls and update the base molding.
What was the last vintage piece that made it’s way into your home? Have you added a new piece to your space that has started a cascading chain of redecorating events? Why are starting new projects always so fun, but finishing them so tedious?