Antique Chest of Drawers


Furnishings of Character | Storypiece.netLast 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.

Antique Dresser | Storypiece.netTo 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.

Lammert Furniture | Storypiece.net

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.

Chest of Drawers | Storypiece.net

And I can see why people freak out over the trend of painted vintage furniture.  They seriously don’t make them like this anymore.

Vintage Dresser | Storypiece.net

One of the drawers even has built-in dividers.  You already know how much this makes my organization loving husband happy.

Antique Chest of Drawers | Storypiece.netThe detailing is incredible.  From the finial adorned top to the claw feet… it’s an intricate piece.

Clawfoot Dresser | Storypiece.netOf 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.

Vintage Chest of Drawers | Storypiece.net

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.

Antique Dresser | Storypiece.net

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?




8 comments

  1. Stacey says:

    Such a beautiful piece of furniture. It looks BRAND NEW! Of course you know it probably isn’t because nothing is made that well these days. It’s been so loved and taken care of over the years. I heart those little dividers. Lucky you to get to enjoy it in your own home!

    It’s so funny how getting a “new” piece like this immediately makes you feel like you need to paint and redecorate. One thing always leads to another. I so get that! HA HA!

    • Danielle says:

      Oh Stacey… The bar has been set so very high to keep it in such good condition. And doesn’t this piece deserve to be in a space with big chunky molding and light colored walls? I’m seriously regretting telling Tyson I wouldn’t start any new projects until I finished up some of my unfinished ones.

    • Danielle says:

      It’s insane how old and pristine this piece is. I confident there will be tears when the first scratch occurs. If we can get by without putting a single nick in it, I will truly feel like an adult that can finally handle nice things.

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