This is a middle period Desert Dust finish ca. 1937 Mason Monterey Tall Dresser featuring the Mexican carrying water motif. Monterey name brand and horseshoe are on back. NOTE: This is the only piece of the set which has damage to be commented upon, or disclosed. All other pieces have light wear and tear as is true of vintage furniture.
I have recently been told by a collector that this cannot possibly have been made when Tinoco was working with Mason; I await more info, as two other collectors label this from the period when he was influencing their designs.
The dresser is part of a six piece set, and is for sale. Email me for availability at dkatiepowell @ aol.com (remove spaces after you copy). Images enlarge.
Disclosure on damaged areas (below), otherwise it is in good condition, with minor wear as is appropriate. Drawers seat well with no structural damage. Overall size is 40 high x 32.5 wide x 18 deep.
It was previously damaged with a water spill; evidence is seen on and in the top drawer. Small cracks along face of drawer, seen best in the sombrero, below. There is no apparent structural damage; drawers seat properly.
The top is not in quite as good condition as the other pieces:
Second drawer has scratches, and a few losses shown below.
Bottom drawer and base is scratched, but not as deep: surface only, shown below.
Some previous restoration work in terms of the overall paint color was performed as indicated below; a dozen small infills are scattered over the surface.
Kate restored the Tinoco area indicated (above) where the wear was interfering with the image, shown below. Greens and dark brown was properly matched in traditional paint. Overall paint color and loses were left untouched.