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19th Century Painted Pine Miniature Chest

$2,781.62

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A very attractive mid-19th century painted pine miniature chest of two short and two long drawers having original brass knob handles raised on original shaped bracket feet (There is often debate as to the original purpose regarding many items of miniature furniture, with some people believing them to be “apprentice pieces”, which was when an aspiring craftsmen who was seeking work at an established cabinet making workshop would create something to showcase his talents, but many others believing that they were made as “salesman’s sample pieces” which was when scale models of a workshops output were made in advance of a road trip, during which the salesman use these models to present to prospective clients and take orders based on. This unusual miniature chest of drawers was probably  made as a sample piece originally due to the level of detail in  decoration, which suggests it was probably to be used as a  sales prop. It also retains its original handles and feet which is a nice added bonus).

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Width: 13.5 in. (34.29 cm)Depth: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Bedfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 27551stDibs: LU955822294572

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
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Located in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques DealersInternational Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' AssociationsThe British Antique Dealers' Association
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