This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

A Charming Late 18th Century Miniature Mahogany
Bookcase Having Attractive Shaped Cornice With 
Inlaid Decoration And Astragal Glazed Door To Top
Over Three Long Drawers To Base Raised On 
Original Shaped Bracket Feet

(Miniature furniture is always very popular and this is
no exception with its charming looks and proportion. There 
is often a debate over whether miniature furniture was made 
as an apprentice piece, which is where a somebody 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 where the a few articles were made as 
scale models in advance which the salesman could then take 
away and travel the country with to show prospective clients 
the kind of items they could produce back at the workshop and 
take orders from. This is almost certainly a sample piece due to the
use of expensive materials and overall quality and construction.)

Circa 1790

Height - 37in
Width - 16.5in
Depth - 8in

Stock number

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