About the dealer

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

About the object

A Very Attractive Mid 19th Century Mahogany 
Miniature Bowfronted Chest With Well Figured
Top And Crossbanded Decoration Over Two Short
And Three Long Drawers Having Replaced Brass 
Knobs Over Elegant Original Splay Feet

(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 1860

Height - 14.5in
Width - 12in
Depth - 7in

Stock number

8277