This handsome antique English miniature piece of furniture is actually an apprentice piece. In order for an individual to qualify as a cabinetmaker in England, he must first be an apprentice for a certain amount of time and then create a piece utilizing many of the details of the trade. And this mahogany miniature with a warm patina embodies many of those details. It has dovetailed corners, turned support, a curled edge to the top curved backsplash, and chamford drawer bottoms. This young apprentice did an outstanding job. What we believe to be most intriguing about this piece is the fact that it is unclear whether it was an original design or an adaptation from a design of a sideboard, dressing table, or desk. And as for the new owner of this unique and beautiful piece, it works so well with large scale dolls preparing for a tea party or to display a collection of picture frames. It can also easily be displayed on a dresser as a small vanity. It most certainly will bring pleasure for whatever its use may be. In regards to defects, there may have been an old repair to one or two of the feet. There also is a slight separation at the rear of the tabletop to the backsplash. We took a photo of this, but it is hardly visible and does not diminish the beauty.
The approximate measurements are: 16 1/2" wide X 9" deep X 17" high.
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