English Mid-18th Century Miniature Oak Kneehole Desk For Sale
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English Mid-18th Century Miniature Oak Kneehole Desk

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A delightful and unusual mid-18th century oak miniature Kneehole desk having seven drawers surrounding central Cupboard door (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. This particular piece was almost certainly made as a travelling salesman sample piece due it being very unusual to find a miniature kneehole desk and the fact it is most unlikely that an apprentice would be asked, or think, to make one of these as opposed to making a normal miniature chest of drawers.)   

Details

  • Of the Period
    George II
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1750
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 11 in. x W 14 in. x D 7 in.H 27.94 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 17.78 cm
  • Seller Location
    Bedfordshire, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    per9
  • Reference Number
    LU955816026572
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Associations: LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques Dealers, International Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations, The British Antique Dealers' Association
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Located in Bedfordshire, GB
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