This is a gorgeous mid-century Bedroom suite by Empire Furniture Corp. (Johnson City, TN) consisting of: 1 Chest-On-Chest, 2 Low Dresser, 3 Mirror, and 4 One Nightstand. They were bought and owned by my grandmother (likely bought at a downtown furniture store), and kept in her guest bedroom - only moved twice - once from store to her home, once from her home to ours.
ALL original sales brochures and furniture certification documents are included and well-preserved. These vintage, original sales brochures and certification (see photos) tags read: SOLID MAHOGANY - The Maker of this article has used Genuine Mahogany lumber in all exposed solid parts. S 96257 Issued by the Mahogany Association, Inc.
Rules for designation of furniture woods. I Furniture in which exposed surfaces are of one wood shall be designated by the name of the wood.II Furniture in which exposed surfaces are more of one kind of wood shall be designated by the principal woods used. Interpretation: The exposed surfaces of all furniture or parts thereof represented as solid shall be of solid wood of the kinds designated. There's nothing like MAHOGANY. NOTE: This furniture is SOLID mahogany, even labeled as such on the back of low dresser.
All Exposed parts guaranteed SOLID GENUINE MAHOGANY - Genuine Mahogany grows only in West Indies tropical America and West Coast Africa. This Label Issued Under Penalty Contract Number 146. NOTE: for more information, Google the term Mahogany Association, Inc. Lifetime Furnishings - Empire Standard of Quality. Made from Genuine Solid Mahogany.
Between the years of 1780 and 1800 the new American nation was in the first enthusiastic throes of independence, the imports from England had somewhat lessened after the Revolution, which gave the artisans of this country a real chance to show their splendid skill. This opportunity produced in furniture especially, those typically American features of generous size without unwieldy bulk, of excellent cabinet work, for an eagerly appreciative clientele. 450 Bedroom ensemble which Empire Furniture Corporation presents herewith is inspired by examples from that period. Solid Mahogany is used as the best medium for our craftsmanship.450 NOTE: The sales brochure above refers to the 1780 - 1800 for sales purposes, not to indicate that the furniture was manufactured during that time. These were manufactured in the mid-20th century, not in the 18th century. This is the real deal - solid, American-built furniture made of gorgeous, deep warm mahogany. The tops are mostly in flawless condition with a deep shiny luster preserved by decades of Pledge dusting and careful care. The legs/lower areas have a few mild dings and scratches - mostly from a Royal vacuum cleaner.
Most blemishes could be completely covered with careful restoration work, but none has been done to date as I'm unsure if it would negatively affect the value of these great pieces. The item "SOLID Mahogany Empire Bedroom Set Dresser, Chest, Mirror, Nightstand" is in sale since Saturday, July 1, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Beds & Bedroom Sets\1900-1950". The seller is "davelil1" and is located in Webster, North Carolina.
This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.