Late Regency 19th Century Burr Oak Miniature Chest

GBP 3,500.00

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Object Description

A Delightful Regency Period Burr Oak Miniature Chest Having
Superbly Figured Top Above Two Short & Three Long Drawers With
Original Brass Knobs Flanked By Elegant Fluted Stiles Raised On
Original Brass Ball Feet

(Often much debate is had 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 salesmans
sample piece, which is when a few articles were made as
scale models in advance of a road trip during 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. This particular miniature chest of drawers
is probably the latter and would have been made as a sample
piece. The construction is exquisite and the attention to tiny
detail phenomenal in all honesty. They work that would have
gone into constructing this with all of its fine details would actually
have been more of a challenge and taken a more skilled
craftsmen than its full size counterparts would have done.
It is also super quality and unusual being constructed from burr
oak which has taken on an exceptional rich colour and patina
over the years of its life. A really quite charming piece of
antique miniature furniture which is in good condition
and ready to be placed into the home immediately.)

Circa 1830

Height – 8.5in
Width – 10in
Depth – 5in

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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