What did I buy?
September 24, 2012 5:38 PM Subscribe
Special snowflake thrift store furniture question! Identify our new dresser!
posted by shesaysgo to Home & Garden (21 answers total)
We just got a new dresser at the thrift store. It's made of solid wood [pine?] with a wooden veneer. It has a curved front with five curved drawers.
The back is stamped "540" and there is a paper tag under a layer of varnish. The tag reads:
"United Furniture Corporation Manufacturer of Bed Room Furniture. Lexington, N.C. C.G Franklen [sp?] WHSE Detroit"
We would like to know how old the dresser is and maybe a little bit about it. I wasn't able to find anything with a date on it but the tag is pretty brown and worn. It is also heavy as sin, which makes me think it might not be made out of pine wood.
We got it for 35 dollars at the thrift store and were just hoping to find out as much about it as we could. Its a really neat piece of furniture.