Fast forward to this morning...hubby and I were headed to the gym for a workout but before we even got out of the neighborhood we spotted a yard sale that looked like it was worth stopping for. I'm so glad we did! We found this dresser, a matching mirror that attaches to the back, and a nightstand. All for only $30! The size was just what I was looking for to use as a buffet in our dining room. I like the look, the details are really nice, and the price was great! It took only seconds to decide we wanted it. If we had gotten there any later, it probably would have already been sold.
After we bought it, we looked it over more and realized it was a high end brand...Henredon!
I know we got this for a good price even if it was a no name piece. But, this changed everything. This brand is quite expensive new. The MSRP on a similar dresser is about $10,000. But, used, it's still pricey. I found some of similar size going for $600-$2500! It's not all in the name either. It's actually a good quality piece of furniture. It's all solid hardwood...no particle board or plywood! It's very well constructed with dove tail joinery, hardwood sides and bottoms for the drawers, nice hardware, and beautiful details. I love the twisty details on the drawers. So pretty!
It even has removable dividers in the top, center drawer. Nice!
The mirror attaches to the back with two bars and the height is adjustable.
It also has hardware on the back for hanging it on the wall.
The fancy detail at the top of the mirror is metal, just like the drawer pulls. Pretty!
I didn't really want the nightstand but they wanted to include it. I may use it as a side table.
It even has a built in electric outlet on the inside of the cubby with a hole in the back to run the cord for a lamp or other electric item. Nice!
There are some scratches that could probably be repaired and polished up but I'm planning to paint it.
I'm so excited! The size is perfect and it's going to make a wonderful buffet! The value of it all makes it even more exciting! I have a feeling the owner didn't realize what she had. Just like I didn't realize what I was getting until we got it home. It's a level of furniture I normally couldn't afford...even used...except for this kind of deal. I'm sure feeling lucky today! But, most of all, I love it!