Up for auction is a 1920-1930's antique/vintage bedroom set including poster bed, vanity with original glass mirror, and chest of drawers. MATTRESS AND COMFORTER ARE NOT INCLUDED! We included them in the picture to allow you to see how good the bed looks set up. We bought this set in 2001 and had it professionally refinished. The owner of the company that refinished the furniture believes that the furniture was built in North Carolina somew between the years of 1920-1930. As he was refinishing the furniture, he noticed that portions of it were solid wood and portions of it were made of real wood veneers, which he stated as being very fashionable in that era. For those of you who may not be antique/vintage savvy, the owner of the refinishing company talked to us about how the real wood veneer of that day was totally different from the veneer/laminate we think of from today. This is not laminate furniture; it is solid wood with real wood veneer in parts. It has a cherry finish. The furniture is composed of yellow poplar, bird's eye maple, and either walnut or mahogany (Sorry, I'm not a wood expert). The dimensions are as follows:
Chest of drawers- 56" high, 17" deep, 31" wide Vanity- 67" high, 18" deep, 44"wide Bed- Full size
As you can tell from the photos of the bed, with the age of the furniture, over the years a small piece of the real wood veneer on the headboard became misplaced, and also a small piece on the bottom of the footboard. Wood stain would correct the problem easily. Also, the mirror on the vanity only has one support on the back, but we have had the mirror supported by the bedroom wall and have never had any problems with it. The drawers in the vanity and chest of drawers are dove-tailed. The craftmanship and intricate details are stunning. It is a beautiful bedroom set that we would rather not part with, but we are looking to start a business and every bit of $ helps.
As far as shipping is concerned, the buyer will be responsible. You are welcome to pick this furniture up or you can make your own arrangements with a shipping company who you will pay directly. I apologize beforehand, but I will not be responsible for any part of the shipping. If you use a shipping company or moving company to ship the furniture, prior to pick up I will take additional pictures and email them to the buyer so you can be assured of its condition prior to the shipment. If the furniture is damaged in transit, the shipping company will be responsible, so please for your sake as a buyer and for my sake as a reputable seller, please hire a dependable shipping company. I'm sure you'll understand, for obvious reasons, that we will not accept returns. Feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions. Thank you and happy bidding!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION! We strive to be extremely honest about the merchandise we sell. In that case, we added an additional picture of one of the built-in jewelry holders on top of the chest of drawers. We had a picture frame sitting on top of it and forgot about the area that is cracked on the surface. As you can see from the photo, it is merely a surface crack. It does not detract from the beauty of the piece, and almost looks natural. We are sorry about leaving this picture off, but honestly we do not go in that room often. Additionally, we would like to draw your attention to the front of the chest of drawers. As you can see from the close-up picture of the chest of drawers, t is a small piece missing from the detail work. We have this piece, and the buyer will receive the piece, which can easily be glued back with wood glue.