19th Century Painted Pine Miniature Chest

GBP 1,650.00

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Object Description

A Very Attractive Mid 19th Century Painted Pine
Miniature Chest Of Two Short And Two Long 
Drawers Having Original Brass Knob Handles
Raised On Original Shaped Bracket Feet

(There is often debate as to the original purpose regarding
many items of miniature furniture, with some people believing
them to be “apprentice pieces”, which was when an aspiring
craftsmen who was seeking work at an established cabinet making
workshop would create something to showcase his talents, but
many others believing that they were made as “salesman’s sample
pieces” which was when scale models of a workshops output
were made in advance of a road trip, during which the salesman
use these models to present to prospective clients and take orders
based on. This unusual miniature chest of drawers was probably 
made as a sample piece originally due to the level of detail in 
decoration, which suggests it was probably to be used as a 
sales prop. It also retains its original handles and feet which
is a nice added bonus)

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1525 719300
+44 (0)7801 428701

Dealer Location

PO Box 813
MK45 9AW

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