About the dealer

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

About the object

A Mid 19th Century Burr Walnut Miniature Chest Having Well Figured
Shaped Top Over Four Drawers Retaining Original Turned Wooden
Knobs Flanked By Canted Corners Raised On Original Plinth Base

(There is often a debate over whether miniature furniture was made
as an apprentice piece, which is where 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 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 they could produce back
at the workshop and take orders from.)

Circa 1870

Height - 14.5in
Width - 12in
Depth - 8in

Stock number

8254