Antique Dresser

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Staunton, Virginia USA
Description from user:

Round with 2doors and 2 side doors 1 lift up compartment at bottom Handmade missing 2 knobs


Answered within 2 days
Aug 07, 23:04 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $1,500 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$2,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Robin,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

This is a very unusual piece; I am quite well familiar with the circular Chinese bookcases and etageres (see this link: but have not seen case furniture built into what appears to be a large barrel or cask. I've done an extensive search of my library and online as well; I can't confirm or corroborate the possibility that this was made in Africa, though it is very unlike the large body of African furniture I've worked with in a nearly 30 year career appraising furniture. The joinery of the framing is comparatively modern, suggesting a 20th Century manufacture, possibly even an ingenious cabinetry creation.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Asian style elm(?) barrel-form wardrobe
20th Century
Of circular form centering two molded panel hinged doors flanked by demilune hinged doors, all opening to a shelved interior on a rectangular base.
57 inches tall, 53 inches wide, on a base 4 inches high by 24 inches wide
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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