This dresser is ALL OF THAT!!! (and maybe a little more!!) It bears Profound style, Pleasing Presence, AND Pecky Cypress? YES!!! You heard that right!! While there are plenty of dressers in this world… occasionally you come across a dresser with style that presides over the others…like this marvelous vintage 6 drawer dresser by Dillingham Manufacturing Company. We searched high and low for a line or an artist to credit on this piece but sadly, to no avail… but no matter… it is incredible AND it is definitely by Dillingham as per the tag in the drawer. Speaking of the drawers… it has six flat panel front drawers comprised of rustic pecky cypress bearing knots and worm holes inherent to the pecky cypress. The body or case of the dresser is walnut, and it has a wonderful black painted plinth base which gives it a mesmerizing floating effect! Talk about GORGEOUS!!!! Obviously it is going to be a fabulous dresser enhancing the beauty in your bedroom but maybe you love this piece and don’t necessarily need a dresser at this time. No problem! It would be marvelous used as a credenza, buffet, or sideboard in your dining room, family room, or study. Place it under a large mirror or piece of artwork in the entry or adorn it with a beautiful sculpture or a wonderful pair of lamps. So much potential!!! It is versatile, has tons of adequate storage space, and an impeccable style sure to make a bold statement in your home! This is a classic beauty with a stunning Mid-Century Modern presence that you are sure to love for years to come.
John Thomas Dillingham was born in 1833 in West Falmouth, Massachusetts. He studied at Friends College at Providence, Rhode Island and became involved in the mercantile life as his father owned a store. In 1856 he went into Legislature where he served one term in Massachusetts. Dillingham Manufacturing Company began under the title Swift, Dillingham, & Co. in 1857 as a sawmill business which included Joseph Swift (Dillingham’s Father-in-Law,) his brother-in-law, E. Slade, and himself, J.T. Dillingham. In 1866 that partnership was dissolved, and Dillingham acquired the manufacturing department. After his death in 1889, Dillingham Manufacturing Company was incorporated, and Edwin Slade was President. Throughout its history, Dillingham Furniture Co. became one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the United States and collaborated with renowned designers and artists, further enhancing its reputation in the industry. Notable designers who worked with the company included Milo Baughman, Merton Gershun, and Kipp Stewart. They closed their doors permanently in 1988 but the company’s contribution to the American furniture industry remains significant and many pieces are sought after today.
High-quality manufacturer, versatility, and a striking style that you can only find in a vintage Dillingham piece. This marvelous vintage dresser is just too exquisite to let go. You simply MUST have it… so, just do it… make it YOURS!!!