If you are thinking of purchasing a dresser with rack, firstly you should consider the purpose of buying. The different design styles will greatly influence the storage ability. The rack needs to be sturdy on its feet especially in case you plan to use these to display / store heavy items.
The location where you plan to keep your antique dresser with rack should be measured in advance. There should be enough space around it to ensure that the place doesn’t appear to be cluttered.
Since it is an antique you should ensure that it complements the theme of your decor. Mixing and matching is one thing. But unless there is some harmony in terms of designs your latest inclusion might look out of space in your contemporary decor.
You should always make yourselves familiar about the different styles since the designs depend a lot on the time and place of origin. These aspects also affect the value of an item. The material and the style of a unit need to be kept in mind too.
Other important considerations since it is antiques are:-
- Buy only from genuine dealers
- Look for dealers who are ideally associated with an antique dealers association such as BADA, LAPADA etc.
- Check for restoration and replacements as these can negatively affect the value.
- Make sure that the piece you are buying is in good condition barring some bumps and bruises which are obvious when it comes to antiques.
Check out our collection at Arcadia Antiques for a versatile collection of antique dressers with racks, made in antique country pine, walnut deed racks, French pine bakers racks, pine hanging racks, mahogany hanging plate racks etc.
A wonderful example of an antique dresser with rack is this stunning early 19th C Country house architectural dresser. Dated 1810