Victorian Apprentice-Made Chest of Drawers
A superb miniature mahogany chest of drawers, dating from the mid 19th Century. It is a charming piece with five graduating drawers, each with turned wooden knobs. The bottom two drawers also have locks. The chest itself is made from mahogany with a pine back and pine lined drawers. It stands on a traditional plinth base. It is very well made and each drawer is beautifully made with hand-cut dovetail joints.
It is in excellent original condition. The mahogany has a wonderful aged patina and the piece is sturdy and the joints are strong. The drawers are lined with an old white paper which has some old marks and stains but generally the drawers are clean and tidy and all open smoothly. There is an old key which locks the bottom drawer although it is a bit stiff. There are some general signs of age and use and minor marks and light knocks but nothing detrimental and overall it displays very well.
Height : 12" / 30cm
Width : 11" / 28cm
Depth : 8 1/4" / 21cm
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