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Re: antique dresser help

Posted By: bopbup (12-216-236-41.client.mchsi.com)
Date: 3/20/2 20:42

In Response To: Re: antique dresser help (deb)

Mineral spirits or naphtha could be strong enough to remove residue scraper marks. It depends on how much residue. Neither of these solvents, in my experience, harm a sound lacquer finish. Your idea with the citisrtip could work with very gentle application and removal. The joinery at the drawer sides you see is of a particular type factories began to use about 1871 and are known as Knapp dovetails named after the man who invented the machine that made them. By 1905 the Knapp dovetail was replaced by machine made dovetails. Your dresser was made sometime between 1871 and 1905.

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