I am not sure when this dresser was made but I believe that it was made in the 1960's or 70's. As you can see from the photos the dresser has that out dated look to it. The dresser was in very good condition and didn't have any dings or major scratches in it. When I stripped it I was please to find very beautiful wood underneath the old stain. I am not sure but I think that the wood is Alder.
When I stained the dresser I used two colors. The first stain I used was a cherry stain. I then masked off the diamond shapes and used a darker stain, red oak. After painting the design on the dresser with a classic gold paint from Michaels craft store I sealed it with a tung oil which seals and protects but it gave it a more natural finish to it. The hardware is a oil finshed bronze from Target.
I always try and save my client money when I can. Unless you are redoing a piece of antique furniture and need to find custom hardware, Target usually has a good selection of hardware at decent prices.