|Unique Chest of Drawers at Antique Store|
I saw it first. I walked over to this substantial solid wood chest of drawers and could tell that it was an older piece. I was the one who was supposed to find a dresser for myself, but this chest of drawers was a little to big and manly for my taste. So I pointed the piece out to my husband and kept walking.
My husband walked over to the piece and fell in love. He loved the hand cut dove tailed drawers, he loved the thick pieces of wood used for its construction, and he loved the spacious drawers. When we looked at it together, we realized that the piece was constructed with cut nails and was definitely earlier than the 1900's. One look at the price tag and we were hooked, this chest of drawers was coming home to Mississippi.
Let me tell you right now, when a piece of furniture is made right it is extremely heavy! The interior of the drawers were made of pine, but the exterior was some other wood that definitely added to the weight. With some difficulty, we loaded the chest of drawers into our truck and brought it inside for the night until the next day when we rented a U-haul trailer to tow behind the truck.
|Comparison Shot: Old versus New|