Although people often refer to items such as this as “salesman’s samples”, this is actually a homemade piece crafted lovingly by a parent or grandparent for a child. Consequently, we are labeling it as a doll sized step back cupboard. The piece stands 16 ½ inches tall, is 12 3/4 inches wide, and 8 ½ inches deep. It is constructed of a softwood and has been lightly stained to a reddish-brown and then treated with several protective coats of varnish. The finish is all original. It is constructed with a combination of nails and brads, and glue. Inside the top section there are two fixed shelves each behind sets of double doors. In the lower section there is a fixed shelf behind a single door and next to it a set of two drawers. The back is made with two unfinished rough-cut panels. All of the doors are done in a raised panel style and are attached to the cabinet with external hinges.
Overall, the piece is in nice condition that is consistent with age and use. Structurally, it is solid. There is a door knob missing from one of the upper cabinet doors. The wood surface has the usual scrapes, dings, and scratches associated with an old finish. There are no significant cracks or missing pieces of wood. Somebody in recent years attached picture hanging wire to the back so that the cabinet could be hung on as a wall cabinet. That is a very good way to display this miniature cabinet if you do not wish to take up shelf or table space. All in all, it is a beautiful survivor with a wonderful look and great patina. If you are a doll collector then this is a nice item to round out your collection.
Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, then you can return it for any reason. We will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask that you notify us via email within 3 days of receiving your purchase that you intend to return it. It should then be returned to us within 5 days. After we receive it in original condition, then we will issue your refund minus shipping. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.