Mid 19th Century Birdseye Maple Simulated Miniature Chest (England, Circa 1860)

GBP 1,650.00

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Object Description

A Charming Mid 19th Century Simulated Birdseye
Maple Miniature Chest Of Three Long Drawers
With Original Turned Wooden Knobs Raised
On Original Plinth

(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 sweet little miniature chest of drawers was probably
made as a sample piece originally due to the level of detail in
its decoration, which suggests it was probably to be used as a
sales prop. It also retains its original wooden handles and the 
simulated decoration, which is an excellent feature, is in 
particularly good condition)

Circa 1860

Height – 10in
Width – 11in
Depth – 7in

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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