Bohemian’s antique furniture has found a beautiful antique dresser from the Victorian era to offer for sale. Indeed, Victorian furniture in this condition and style is rare to find. Our antique store was proud to offer this step down marble top antique dresser for sale at such a value. In fact, the antique dresser has sold and is no longer available for sale.
SORRY THIS ANTIQUE DRESSER HAS BEEN SOLD. The details for this Victorian furniture item were as follows.
- Handmade antique in the Late 1800’s
- Antique dresser: Solid Mahogany and Walnut Construction
- Fitted and Ogee Edged White Marble (original to the piece)
- Antique Original Tear Drop Pulls
- Exactly 8 ft tall with castors (53″ wide x 23″ deep x 96″ tall)
- Original Antique finish
- Corner Handmade Carvings and Scroll Moldings
This beautiful marble top antique dresser was made in the late 1800s and has survived over a century. It reflects the Victorian love of grandeur and high quality materials; the mahogany was most likely imported from South America, while the marble was most likely quarried domestically in the United States. This piece demonstrates high quality wood working, choice materials and great Renaissance-revival design.
From the tall four foot arched looking glass, to the carved corner base, to the ogee-edged white marble on each section of the base, no detail was spared on this massive dressing piece. Its width and breadth almost make it a prime choice for a hallway, entryway or living room piece, rather than its original intention as a more private bedroom piece. The tall mirror and marble tops, however, designate it as an elegant and established woman’s main dressing piece.
After all, candles would have graced either wood pedestal, lighting the owner’s visage as she undressed and let down her coiffure for the day, while perfumes, hair jewelry and powders would have rested on the white marble. At the same time, the smaller drawers would have held gloves and handkerchiefs (and other unmentionables) as lace and silk became more easily produced during the period. And as a corseted silhouette and tailored dress were important marks of class, the full mirror helped ensure a lady was laced and dressed for company.
Simply great craftsmanship coupled with beautiful style choices makes this an unforgettable piece of furniture. After all, each board of mahogany was cut and selected to be a book-matched mirror image, with the grain running vertically and inward on the mirror. As well as the burled mahogany veneers adds visual depth and great texture to the piece. And the scrolls of wood carving seem to dance around the piece, adding greater elegance and femininity to this grand marble top dresser. Also, carved scrolls add great movement to the base decorate the antique.
In conclusion, thank you for reading and I’m sure your home looks great!
Greg Haute Bohème