Price

£2650.00

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An attractive and good quality early 19th century Georgian Mahogany Miniature Chest, having well figured top over two short and three long drawers.

With later brass lion mask knobs raised on elegant original splayed bracket feet.

It's often debated whether miniature furniture was made by workshop apprentices looking for a job by showcasing their talents, or in fact made as travelling salesman's scale models in advance of a road trip around the country showing prospective clients the kind of items they could produce back at the workshop and take orders.

This particular miniature chest would almost certainly have been made as a salesman's sample piece, due to its overall quality and design and the fact it has been constructed from highly figured mahogany.

The brass knobs are later replacements but sit well on the piece and the unusually bold splay feet are very much original. There is also working locks and keys.

Circa 1800.

Height - 20.5in.
Width - 18in.
Depth - 8.5in.

Price

£2650.00

Stock number

8601

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  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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