Georgian Antique 18th Century Mahogany Miniature Chest

GBP 2,750.00

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Object Description

A Charming Mid 18th Century Mahogany Miniature Chest
Retaining Exceptional Untouched Colour And Patina With
Two Short And Three Long Drawers And Original Brass
Handles Raised On Original Shaped Bracket Feet

(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.
This particular chest is almost certainly a sample piece due to the
undoubted charm and quality. It has certainly aged gracefully and
retains such a wonderfully war, untouched colour and patina that
it is very much a collectors piece as well as functional little item
that is hundreds of years old.)

Circa 1760

Height – 9in
Width – 7in
Depth – 4in

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