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Antique Dresser and Chest of Drawers

An exciting and visually appealing addition to any room, an antique dresser and chest of drawers complements modern decor nicely. Choose from a variety of sizes and materials as well as types of furniture in order to pick the most desirable piece for your purposes. Take a few factors into consideration as you shop in order to zone in on best chest for success.

Location is Everything

Before you dive into deciding on dressers and chests, determine where you'll put the piece. Antique-style bedroom dressers and chests of drawers may not be the same type as antique-style living room dressers and chests of drawers. Alternately, you may wish to put a chest in the entryway or even the kitchen. Measure the space allotted to make sure the dresser or chest will fit, and consider the overall aesthetics of the space to make sure the piece you choose fits in with existing decor.

Dress to Impress

Dressers and chests are not created alike. A dresser is generally wider than a chest of drawers, and many options have a larger surface in order to place collectibles, jewellery, or other necessary items. Many dressers have an attached mirror, and these types of dressers are commonly placed in bedrooms. Antique dressers often have a vanity mirror that may or may not be removable, as well as multiple drawers of varying sizes.

Top Drawer

Chests of drawers are simple; they are literally just drawers. They are typically smaller in size than dressers, but can be wide or tall, depending on how many drawers they feature. There are some antique chests that have a tall, thin design with many smaller drawers, while some options feature a wider look and fewer, larger drawers. Choosing the right one depends on the design you like best, and the amount of storage space you require.

Material Witness

When it comes to antique furniture, creators put their best into their work. This means that most antique dressers and chests are made of sturdy wood, such as mahogany, oak, or teak. Other options include brass, rattan, or marble, but wood is sure to stand the test of time. Choose mahogany for a darker look, or opt for oak if you prefer a light-coloured wood.

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