Rare 18th Century Georgian Mahogany Miniature Chest

GBP 3,500.00

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Object Description

A Delightful And Charming 18th Century Mahogany, George II Period, Miniature Chest Having Superbly Figured Top, Over Unusual Arrangement Of Drawers, Retaining Incredible Original Brass Open Plate Handles, Raised On Original Bracket Feet, Retaining Exceptional Untouched Colour And Patina Throughout.

This incredible little miniature chest really is one of a kind. The quality of construction is excellent, with no expense spared and dense, rich mahogany timbers used alongside expensive brass handles. On the subject of the brass handles we have never really seen anything quite like this. There is a lot of brass involved, but they are undoubtedly original to the piece and somehow they seem to just about work and add a real unique feel to the piece.

Another interesting and intruguing feature is the lack of a lock on the top right hand drawer, there has never been one, instead it is a sort of secret drawer, only possible to open when using the hidden lever accessed from underneath. This is a feature we really like and another indication of the thought, effort and expense which went into the making of this piece.

In terms of whether this is an apprentice piece of miniature furniture, or alternatively a salesmans sample, we actually think perhaps that it is neither, rather just a slightly unique, made to order creation, or even just a skilled cabinet maker using up some leftover materials and making a present for his own family or something similar to that.

As with all items which we offer for sale it has been inspected and attended to in our workshops by our skilled, traditional antique furniture restorers to ensure it is in optimum condition before being offered for sale.

Circa 1740.

Height 11.25in.
Width 14in.
Depth 8in.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

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

Dealer Location

PO Box 813
MK45 9AW

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