A very personable cabinet, it has all the charming elements of it's larger counterpart. It comes from Provence and is made of oak.
It is very detailed, with incised flowers and leaves across the door fronts and just below the open portion. The two doors open outward to reveal a large space inside (5 3/4" x 4 1/2" tall). The doors are hung on brass hinges (just like the larger version) and have fine brass hardware. The inside is lined with plain beige paper.
There are three faux drawers just under the crown, with brass drawer pulls. The cabinet has lovely cabriole legs in the front and straight legs in the back. There is a scalloped front skirt which has been incised with flowers and leaves. The two sides are made up of two panels, separated by a central bar. The back is plain as is typical with the larger pieces. The top has a lovely half bull nose edging.
It measures:9 1/4" tall, 7" wide at the front feet and 3 1/2" deep. It is in very good condition, there is a minor horizontal split to the very back panel as is typical with age. There is a similar minor split to the wood of the raised bottom right side panel. Neither of these flaws effect the structure or soundness of the piece, they are only typical of age.
It is a finely done and very elegant miniature piece, with it's original brass hardware.
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