I posted earlier when I found this dresser that it is a Kent-Coffey High-Boy Dresser and that it is a very rare piece. I have only been able to find one other dresser in this exact style in California. So to refresh your memories this is the information I found on this dresser and the company.
Kent-Coffey was owned by Harold Coffey he lived and started his business in Lenoir, North Carolina, and was a neighbor of James Broyhill, and Bernardt.
When he started making his furniture in the early 1900's most people could not afford his furniture so he sold it mainly to hotels. In the 1950's and 60's his pieces were more affordable and have since become very popular with Baby Boomers because it was the furniture their parents had when they were kids.
At some point Kent-Coffey Mfg company was sold to singer and some point in the early 1990's the company went bankrupt.
I came across this amazing piece in a local Goodwill,and when I saw it I about freaked out. My Sister was with me and looked at the dresser, and then looked at me like I was crazy. It was, oh how should I say this, it was very well loved. Although it looked rough on outward appearances it was a solid dresser. I just had to have it.
It has a small piece of wood missing on the top and some deep scratches on the surfaces. So I had my Husband sand it down and proceed to give it some TLC.
I saw and idea on one of my favorite blogs here and thought of an way I could very cleverly cover the little piece of missing wood.
I came up with the idea of using real postcards from the early 1900's. I found some online and was so happy when they finally came.
I Mod-podged the postcards to the top of the dresser and then put polyurethane onto of them as well.
I couldn't be more happier with the way it came out.
So here is my dresser
This Gorgeous, One of a kind dresser is FOR SALE for $465
Please email me if you are interested in buying it.