Victorian Mahogany Miniature Chest Of Drawers

GBP 895.00

Contact Dealer To Purchase

Object Description

A Charming Late 19th Century Mahogany Minaiture Chest, Having Rectangular Top Over Two Short And Three Long Drawers, Retaining Original Turned Wooden Knobs, Flanked By Rounded Corners, Raised On Original Turned Wooden Feet.

Much discussion is had over the original purpose of almost all miniature furniture and the simple answer is that we will probably never know what the majority of pieces original intended function was.

One use was of course pieces which were made as travelling salesman’s sample pieces, which is where a few articles were made as scale models in advance of a road trip on which the salesman would travel the country showing prospective clients the kind of items which they could produce back at the workshop and take orders from.

Another alternative is pieces which were produced by apprentices attempting to showcase their skills and gain employment at the cabinet making workshop of their choosing. They would make a small piece of miniature furniture and the boss would use this as a way of assessing their cabonet making skills and decide whether to offer them a job or not.

As with all items which we offer for sale this has received a natural wax polish in our workshops before being offered for sale.

Circa 1870.

Height 14.75in.
Width 15in.
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

View Map