Georgian Yew Wood Miniature Chest Of Drawers

GBP 2,850.00

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Object Description

A Charming And Rare 18th Century Georgian Yew
Wood Miniature Chest Having Four Long Drawers
With Original Brass Knobs Raised On Original
Shaped Bracket Feet

(There is often debate as to whether miniature furniture was
made as an apprentice piece, which is when a craftsmen who
is looking for a job at a workshop would create something to
showcase their talents, or whether it was made as a travelling
salesman’s sample piece, which is when a few articles were
made as scale models in advance of a road trip during which a
salesman would travel the country showing prospective clients
the kind of items they could produce back at the workshop and
take orders from. This particular example doesn’t really appear
to quite fit either of those briefs however and may well have just
been made as an individual, one off piece in a provincial workshop.
One of the reasons for this is the construction from solid yewwood
which is a rarely used material in items any larger than this as the
trunks generally don’t grow large enough. The overall quality is 
excellent and clearly somebody has spent many, many hours 
producing this wonderful piece. A really quite charming piece of
antique miniature furniture which is in good condition
and ready to be placed into the home immediately.)

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

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

Dealer Location

PO Box 813
MK45 9AW

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