This lovely doll house dresser was made in the 1800's and probably by Kestner although it is not marked. The faux-grained finish is typical of some of the furniture made by this German company as early as the 1830's and until the end of the 19th Century.
Made of light wood with glued construction and sits on 4 turned feet. The 3 drawers open with small turned wooden knobs. Made in 1" scale and measures 3 1/2" tall. The body measures 3 3/4" wide 1 5/8" deep (the top and bottom pieces add another 3/8" to the width and 1/8" to the depth).
In lovely condition with no structural damage. The body is square and sound with no evidence of re-glues except, perhaps, on the feet (see below). The drawers fit nicely, open easily and the interior wood is very clean and consistent in color and appears to be original. However, it is not without the expected patina acquired over the years in the form of small dings and edge rubs here and there and also some other issues:
All four of the feet are slightly different. Some (or all?) have probably been replaced along the way. All are the same height and the pieces sits completely level with no wobble.
One of the wooden drawer pulls has a chip and note in the close-up photos of this that there is a small hole in the wood beside it.
There is some glue residue on the back side in the shape of an "X" and we imagine it was originally covered in paper.
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