How to make the perfect antique dressers

I think it’s safe to say that every one of the iconic items in our lives has been the subject of countless designs, both original and inspired by the designers of the past.

But there’s one particular piece of furniture that has remained largely unchanged for more than 200 years, and it’s the dresser we all know and love: the antique dress.

It’s one of those things that you’ll find in a few different places around the world, but it’s almost impossible to find in the US. 

While there are some notable exceptions, there are a handful of places where you’ll need to make your own to keep the vintage look alive.

We’re going to break down the most iconic of these items in one easy to follow guide. 


The antique chair The first one you’ll probably come across is the chair.

This was the first thing that people would realize about the furniture that made up the home in the 1800s.

It was the most basic of the chairs, featuring a wooden frame with a solid piece of wood on top.

And that was it.

It wasn’t a furniture for the modern age, and the early versions were still considered to be “bad” in the eyes of many.

But they’re still so good, in fact, that they’re probably the best-selling item in the entire history of furniture.

This is what it looks like on the left, in 1878, from the National Library of Canada.


The Victorian sofa This is the one that you might see hanging in a hotel room.

It used to be called the “vintage sofa,” because it was originally made for the Victorian Era. 

The Victorian sofa, from The London Times in 1862.


The Gothic sleigh This is basically the same thing as the Victorian sofa.

This particular one is one of a number of original examples of the Gottlieb model, and was first manufactured in Germany in the late 1890s. 

It was then exported to England and was later adapted into a Victorian-style Victorian bed and a chair in the United States. 

This is what the Baroness of Glamorgan found when she opened the original Gotland sleve in the 1820s.


The wooden chair The most well-known example of a vintage chair is the wooden one.

It is the only one of its kind to be found in the U.S. This is a vintage wooden chair in England, from 1877.


The original chair from the 1800’s This one was designed by Henry James, who also designed the first chair in The Victorian Era in the 1850s.

The chair is currently in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. It has a wooden spine that dates back to the 1880s, and a solid wooden base. 


The dining room table The original table from The Old English Dining Room in the 1860s.

This table was made by the house of Ethel Merman, and is the oldest in the world.

The table is decorated with floral prints, and features a small wooden chair. 


The sofa The original sofa from the 1860’s.

This one is a replica of a chair from The Royal Ballet Theatre in Paris.

It also has a solid wood base, and has a wood handle on the side. 


The old-style sofa This was one of two wooden chairs from the original home of The Metropolitan Opera House in London.

This chair was designed for the early 1800s and was originally manufactured in England. 


The modern-style chair From the Metropolitan Opera Houses original design in the 1890s, this is the modern chair.

It includes a wood base and a wood chair frame, and comes with a metal armrest. 


The American chair This is actually the only chair that we have in the house, because it’s a replica from the 1890’s. 


The red sofa This one’s a bit of a misnomer, as it’s actually the red one. 

In fact, it was created in France in the 1870s and made famous by the Parisian fashion designer Jean-Claude Lévi-Strauss. 

But it’s still a very popular one, with a lot of people thinking of it as a timeless classic.

This red sofa is a rare example, though. 


The  American chair from Caterpillar, in the early 1990s.

They actually have this chair on display at the company’s headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. 


The Modern Chair From the London Times 1876.


The vintage sofa from New York Times 1920.


The wood chair from New York Times, 1926.


The black-and-white picture of the house from the London Times, 1936.


The fireplace from  The Times 1933.