One of the most charming and practical of Victorian antiques to collect is miniature chests of drawers. From the smallest to the largest miniature chests, their drawers can store any number of household items.
This Victorian chest of drawers is unusual and delightful. It has three drawers, the largest at the top. The smallest is in the middle, while the mid-sized drawer is on the bottom of the dresser. It has a plinth-like bottom set upon four adorable bun feet. It dates to around 1880.
What is most unusual about this chest is the pair of columns on either side. The columns are substantial for this piece. With their turned tops, they add to the classical look of this miniature chest of drawers.
The drawers are edged in boxwood stringing, adding to the decorative effect. There are small turned knobs that function as drawer pulls. These are in a darker finish and look to be of a different wood than the mahogany that was used throughout the rest of the chest.
The mahogany has turned an exceptionally dark and rich color. The beautiful soft glowing patina makes you want to just touch this charming miniature chest. It would certainly be a welcome addition to any collection of this type of object.
This handsome little fellow is in superb condition. I have had it professionally polished and waxed.
It measures about 10-1/8 inches wide, 6 inches deep and 9-3/4 inches high.
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