It is in very good overall condition-Please see the pictures as they are part of the description. The following information was pulled from the Internet. History of the Continental Furniture Co. During the 1920s, North Carolina companies led the country in the production of furniture. Was founded in 1901 and made furniture during the 1920s and'30s.
Continental Furniture Company was established in 1901 by Fred N. He became president, treasurer, and general manager; he remained president until his death. Continental specialized in the manufacture of solid wood bedroom and dining room furniture of superior quality. The woods used were predominantly mahogany, maple, and cherry. Tate was personally involved in all phases of the manufacturing process.He sought perfection in the selection of wood, in joinery, in cabinet fitting, in finishing, and in styling. Known and advertised as "Continental Superior Quality, " Tate's solid hardwood furniture was beautiful, but relatively expensive in an industry where many manufacturers catered to the popular market. This numbered label from the Mahogany Association was the assurance that all exposed wood was genuine mahogany.
Sometimes the only label found in a piece is that of a trade association or guild. The most famous of these is the ubiquitous "Mahogany Association" that many collectors mistakenly believe to be a company name.
Around the turn of the 20th century, aniline dyes were introduced into the American furniture market. This new tool for coloring wood produced some very confusing results. With anilines, almost any wood could look like almost anything else. The most common use was to make secondary woods, like gum, poplar and birch, look like more expensive woods such as walnut and mahogany.Without proper labeling, it was easy to confuse the consumer. As the furniture industry got organized early in the century, a number of promotional organizations took form. One of the umbrella groups was the Hardwood Manufacturers Association based in Memphis, Tenn. It had several "service bureaus" within it to promote different woods, including the Oak Bureau and the Gumwood Bureau. In addition, there was a separate American Walnut Manufacturers Association based in Chicago, the Northern Hard Maple Manufacturers in Oshkosh, Wis. And the Birch Manufacturers, also in Oshkosh. And, of course, there was the Mahogany Association in Chicago, which issued decals to assure customers that the furniture was, in fact, "genuine mahogany" and not a cheap substitute. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Dressers & Chests of Drawers". The seller is "david6062" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.