HG Oberdorf was a furniture maker, son Joseph was a very well known buggy maker in the area. They have a lot of infomation on the Oberdorf familiy at the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum (on city of Mifflinburg web site). I learned most of what I know from there. Har to call to get most of it but would be worth a trip. The dresser I have is mid to early 1800's, with shipping instructions for HG Oberdorf on the back to Mifflinberg PA. Made from tiger oak and put together with wooden pegs its a very nice piece of furniture. my direct line is activewatertx at bellsouth dot net.