Remember this beauty?
Read about how we met here.
I have an exciting update about her.
Soon after I brought her home and fixed her up, I was scouring the internet for information about her value. I found a lot of information about the Bassett Furniture Company, its' reputation, and the types of cool mid century furniture it produced in the 50's and 60's.
Then I stumbled upon this picture:
I couldn't believe it - it's the exact same dresser. It had already been sold, and no price was listed, so I emailed the owner of Phylum Furniture to ask what he sold it for. I was kind of expecting a brush off, or something like, "we can't disclose that information for the privacy of the buyer, blah blah," but Mike couldn't have been nicer. He quickly responded with a congratulations on my find. The dresser had been sold for $360, but he added that it was sold for a low price and he has seen them sell for much more than that! If you're in the market for beautifully restored mid-century furniture, or just want to drool over a few pieces, you must visit Mike's site!
Regardless of her value, this girl is staying in my home.
I have fixed her up a bit with a good cleaning, Restore A Finish and Feed N Wax (both by Howard). This really brought out a beautiful rich color and shine.
And I can't tell you how perfectly she fits right here.
P.S. and apparently my Father-in-law owned the same or similar dresser back in the day...