19th Century Mahogany Miniature Chest Of Drawers

GBP 895.00

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Object Description

A Charming 19th Century Mahogany Miniature
Chest Of Two Short And Three Long Drawers
Retaining Original Turned Wooden Knobs
Flanked By Rounded Corners And Raised
On Original Plinth Base

(Much discussion is had over the original purpose of
almost all miniature furniture and the simple answer is that
we will probably never know what the majority of pieces
original intended function was. The two main uses were of
course pieces which were made as travelling salesman’s
sample pieces, which is where a few articles were made as
scale models in advance of a road trip on which the salesman
would travel the country showing prospective clients
the kind of items they could produce back at the workshop and
take orders from, or alternatively pieces which were produced
by apprentices attempting to showcase their skills and gain
employment at the cabinet making workshop of their choosing.)

Circa 1860

Height – 14.5in
Width – 15in
Depth – 8in

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