I got this dresser at auction a while back and finally took it to the store. It was hand built, probably around 1830, and the paint is original.
I love the little mountain scenes.
There's a bed too:
Last winter I visited Orchard House, the home of the Alcott Family (Louisa May being the most famous). They were a fascinating family--transcendentalists, progressive educators, artists, writers, vegetarians, friends of Emerson and Thoreau... The youngest daughter, May (Amy in Little Women) was a talented and accomplished artist; she did some wonderful drawings right on the walls--that's the kind of parents she had. Anyway, May had a bedroom set of cottage pine furniture similar to this. I loved the whole house; it's simple and comfortable. I wasn't allowed to take pictures, but it's a house that sheltered a family who read and laughed and told stories and put on plays and drew on the walls. I hope this dresser and bed go to a family like that.