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Walnut 18th Century Georgian Miniature Bureau



A charming 18th century early George II period Walnut and oak miniature bureau having line inlaid Decoration and original brasswear throughout , the Hinged fall enclosing pigeon holes, drawers and Well with sliding cover, raised on shaped Bracket feet (Often there debate over whether miniature furniture was made as an apprentice piece, which is when a craftsmen who is looking for a job at a workshop would create something to showcase their talents, or whether it was made as a travelling salesman sample piece, which is when 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 beautiful piece was almost certainly made as a travelling salesman sample due it being quite rare to find a miniature bureau, especially of this stature which incorporates this level of detail, right down to the sliding well cover. It is also worth noting that this item is extremely untouched in terms of condition and retains its original brass as well as a beautiful warm colour and patina. There are locks to then bottom drawer and fall but these are no longer operational due to many years of not being used and the feet are probably replacements, but very much in the style of the originals. This is an incredibly beautiful and collectable piece and exactly the sort of item which given the chance I would love to keep for my own collection!).


  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Width: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    George II (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1730
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Bedfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 84831stDibs: LU955821183662

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    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
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