Posting ID : B1007481652
Date Posted : 2012-02-07
Category : Antiques
In 1902, a group of San Francisco buisnessmen purchased the land now part of the Elkhorn Slough and started the Empire Gun Club. J. Henry Meyer, one of the founding members of the Empire Gun Club, bought 220 acres of adjoining lands to start his own hunting club, wich later became the Elkhorn Farm. In 1915 Meyer bought some Ayershire cows to roam his property and decided to start a dairy. In 1923, his family purchased the Empire Gun Club lands and expanded the dairy farm. He then hired my grandfather right out of college to run the dairy. Both these dressers were purchased for the bungalow that was built on the property by Meyers in 1906 following the SF earthquake. My grandfather ran the Elkhorn Dairy for 51 years (1923-1974) and resided in that bungalow wich became his family home untill he retired and moved to Aptos. He passed the dressers on to me. We would like to give them a good home. One is an early 1900's wave front princess dresser. That dresser is solid oak, has 2 drawers & has all original brass handles. All wood & mirror are in excellent condition, no scratches, gouges, or damage. Mirror measures 40" tall. 35" wide x 20"depth, 28" tall.
Companion early1900's wave front tall boy dresser. This dresser is solid oak, has 5 spacious drawers and has all the original brass handles. All wood is in excellent condition, no scratches, gouges, or damage. 39" wide x 20"depth, 48" tall.