Trying to name an unknown dresser

Farmgirl22

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Does anyone know where to find who manufactured a certain piece of furniture? I've been trying to find the brand name for my dresser, which is huge, and we can't keep it. But if I want to be able to sell it for a decent price on eBay, I have to know who made it. Where do they normally put the brand on a dresser??? I've looked inside the drawers, and since we are still using it, I can't look behind it just yet, not that it would probably be back there anyway, as I remember, it's just a piece of particleboard back there, not a good place to announce your creation! LOL!
 

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Try taking the first drawer out and look inside the dresser under the counter top. In some cases that is were you'll find it. It could be a sticker or stamp. If it was something mass produced you may just find a number.
 
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pictures would help that way if theres anyone on here in the furneture business they can help.
 
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Did you look under the drawers as suggested? Looks like the generic stuff you can get from any retail furniture outlet.
 
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Farmgirl22 said:
But if I want to be able to sell it for a decent price on eBay, I have to know who made it.
It does look like a generic brand, like Rockn said, wouln't the pictures be good enough for EBay? maybe show the inside of an empty drawer, too.
 

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hannab said:
It does look like a generic brand, like Rockn said, wouln't the pictures be good enough for EBay? maybe show the inside of an empty drawer, too.
I dunno, I suppose it probably would be, it's just that I like to have all the information possible for my listings...that way no one is unsatisfied. I was also hoping to find the "brand" so that I could guestimate how much it should bring, so that I could set a reserve if I needed to.
 
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where did you get it did you buy from a furneture store or catolog or was it there when you moved in
 

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lexmarks567 said:
where did you get it did you buy from a furniture store or catolog or was it there when you moved in
None of the above. It belonged to a friend of my aunt's that was murdered. While her husband was in jail, my aunt took care of the Estate. We got the dresser and a bunch of other things from that for free, and a lot of the other stuff was donated to charity, some was sold at auction.
However, I don't think this furniture is anything but top of the line. Nothing else in the house was cheap...most of their stuff was custom made/top notch stuff (guess that's what you get when you are a big shot anesthesiologist). The dresser actually had a bed, armoir, 2 nightstands, a dining room group, china hutch, and a bunch of other stuff that matched or looked as though it did (they were all the same brand, but I don't remember what it was since it was like 4 years ago). We only got the dresser though, everything else was spoken for. No one wanted the dresser because it's so big. That's why it was free.
 

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From what I can see it looks to be a particle board type of dresser.... you are likely to get (if you are lucky) about a max of $150- $200 for it because it looks to be a 1980's contemporary styling. When it was purchased for brand new, it was likely around $400. 80's style furniture is not all that popular right now so the high price I gave for what you MIGHT get, is certainly a high profit.

Best of luck.

I buy and sell antiques and other furniture when ever I get the chance. ;) :)
 

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Wiskycoo said:
From what I can see it looks to be a particle board type of dresser.... you are likely to get (if you are lucky) about a max of $150- $200 for it because it looks to be a 1980's contemporary styling. When it was purchased for brand new, it was likely around $400. 80's style furniture is not all that popular right now so the high price I gave for what you MIGHT get, is certainly a high profit.
It's made of real wood, and it really shows when you try and lug it around (3 people when the drawers are out of it!) LOL!! The bracing inside is wood, the drawers are wood, the door/drawer facing is wood, and so is the top. Not entirely sure about the mirror, but pretty sure it's wood too--at least on the front...there is a thin layer of particle board on the back of it, where the mirror lays against the design. That seems to be the only particle board on it...I suppose I could be wrong though. :eek:
 
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any name on the mirror at all.maby google for people who Identify furniture or post it on cragslist it could be ashley furniture
 

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Farmgirl22 said:
It's made of real wood, and it really shows when you try and lug it around (3 people when the drawers are out of it!) LOL!! The bracing inside is wood, the drawers are wood, the door/drawer facing is wood, and so is the top. Not entirely sure about the mirror, but pretty sure it's wood too--at least on the front...there is a thin layer of particle board on the back of it, where the mirror lays against the design. That seems to be the only particle board on it...I suppose I could be wrong though. :eek:
(y):cool: ..then what I would suggest is make sure you give an inside shot of a drawer to add so people can see that as well as measurements so they get an idea of just how big this piece of furniture is.

Then I'd probably set your reserve at no less then $250.00.(y)

Solid wood certainly will make your piece of furniture more enticing.(y)

...oh one last thing... check the bottom for a stamp, in all likleyhood that's where it is.:)
 

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