Flame Mahogany Miniature Chest of Drawers, c. 1893
This is a stunning bow front miniature flame mahogany chest of drawers. The chest has three tongue in groove drawers with brass hardware. The bottom brass handle has a patent number: Rd 200909. (1893) The miniature chest might have been attached to a larger piece of furniture as their are two round 1/4 plugs on the right side which might have been used for attachment. There is a line across the side, and a small area near the bottom on the right side which is rubbed a bit, and might be further indicator that this was attached. There are also two holes beneath the bottom drawer which were probably used for attachment screws.
However, as a stand alone miniature chest, its beautiful. The bow front give it a spectacular look. The flame mahogany is quite beautiful. This would be a wonderful piece to use for jewelry, or as an organizer on your desk. The chest measures 11 1/2 inches wide, 10 1/2 inches high, and 7 3/4 inches deep.