This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

A Charming Late 18th Century Mahogany Miniature Side
Table Having Well Figured Top Over One Frieze Drawer 
With Original Brass Handles Raised On Elegant Square 
Tapering Legs

(There is often a debate over whether miniature furniture was made 
as an apprentice piece, which is when somebody who is looking 
for a job in a workshop would create something to showcase 
their talents, or whether it was made as a travelling salesman 
sample piece, which is when 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 they could produce back at the workshop and 
take orders from. This particular piece was almost certainly made
as a travelling salesman sample piece due it being most unusual 
to find a miniature side table and also the fact it is most unlikely 
that an apprentice would be asked, or think, to make one of these
as opposed to making a normal miniature chest of drawers.)

Circa 1770

Height - 7.5in
Width - 9in
Depth - 6in

Stock number

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)