After living out of suitcases for eight months I decided to invest in a bureau. My funds limited, there were but two options: buy flimsy pressboard crap or scour the local craigslist ads. I chose the latter route and ended up purchasing this.
I know nothing of old furniture styles and am curious to learn about these pieces. Do you reckon they're genuinely antique/vintage or simply repros ? I can see some areas of wood that look inconsistent and it appears the hardware is not original (sorry for the crappy photos... I need me a new camera.) For what it's worth, the woman from whom I bought them claims she picked 'em up from an antique shop 12 years ago.
This is very nice and looks to be in good condition. It is covered in veneer and this will peel off easily that might be why you notice the differences in wood. Just use a good furniture oil on it and it should last for many more years. It is from the 1930s. And I agree that the hardware has been changed, you have a mixture of two different styles. But kudos to you, ya did good.