Georgian Oak Miniature Chest Of Drawers

GBP 2,350.00

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Object Description

An Extremely Attractive And Very Good Quality Late 18th Century, Georgian, Oak Miniature Chest, Having Well Figured Rectangular Top, Over Two Short And Three Long Drawers Retaining Original Turned Wooden Knobs, Flanked By Elegant Half Turned Colums, Raised On Elegant Original Shaped Bracket Feet.

A beautifully charming little piece of 18th century miniature furniture, constructed from rich, warm oak timbers which retain an exceptional colour and patina, it boasts original handles and feet. Almost certainly it was made as a sample piece of furniture originally.

There is regular debate over whether miniature furniture was made as an apprentice piece, which is when a craftsmen who was looking for a job at a workshop would create something to showcase their talents. Or whether it was made as a travelling salesmans sample piece, which is when a few items were produced as scale models but a well established workshop as a form of physical catalogue in advance of a travelling salesman’s road trip around the country, for him to use to try and fill his order book with full size counterparts.

It is certainly a charming piece of antique miniature furniture however and in good condition, ready to be placed straight into the home. It would work wonderfully on top of a dressing table, or full size chest of drawers, in a bedroom for storage of cuff links, jewellery or similar small but valuable items.

Circa 1790.

Height 15.5in.
Width 17in.
Depth 7in.

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