So I couldn't contract you to build these?
Purple heart is not cheap, don't want to have to many test runs. Easiest to do a box with a applied front. It does not match the period of the dresser but easy to make the front panel with the nice wood once and experiment on your technique on the actual drawer with cheaper wood. I once heard "Carpenters are not Cabinet Makers but Cabinet Makers can do a carpenters job if they need the some extra money"