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At one of the resale shops I frequent, I saw an old dresser that caught my eye. This dresser has two drawers above four, with the top two being curved outward and covered with veneer with the others flat, covered with veneer. It has legs that are straight and plain in the furniture and furniture, and the fronts are curved without any fancy trim, etc.
I don't know of the type of wood used, but it is wood with wood veneer on front, no particle boards, and is a dark wine-color. The drawer are of dovetail construction front and rear, and there are panels on the back. Every drawer has a brass lock with a nice looking old-style keyhole so each drawer can be locked individually.
From the simple yet sturdy design, careful woodwork and locks, it seems to be a well made item from a time when such items were made well even if they were mass-produced.
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