Unfortunately the antique washstand wasn't as antique as I was told. The dovetails were router cut, the screws were mass manufactured and the veneer was coming off in strips on the sides of the cabinet (not shown in the picture). Still better than anything that can be bought at IKEA.
Lesson #2: Try not to destroy rare antiques, but anything picked up cheap that brings you happiness is completely worth it.
Maybe this will fall into the "American Folk Art" category! But at least I get to have a nice looking kegerator in the dinning room.