This nice dollhouse dresser or chest is made in 1" scale and measures 2 3/4" tall, 3 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" deep. Made of light wood with glued construction and finished with a dark stain emulating rosewood. The edges are painted black and drawer dividers are white and this and the simple lines imitate the Biedermeier style that was popular when the piece was made (mid 1800's).
This style of furniture is often attributed to Kester however one of reference books* identifies it as being made by Schneegas. The author's opinion is based on the research done by Vivien Greene in 1962 in the East German town of Walterhausen. Sadly, this research has not, as yet, been published.
The structural condition of the dresser is very nice with no breaks, repairs or apparent re-glues. The drawer pieces are original as are the small round-head tacks that act as drawer pulls. There is a knot hole in one of the drawer bottoms, some surface irregularities and slight wear on the edges but overall in very nice condition.
* "Dollhouse Furniture, The Collector's Guide to Selecting and Enjoying Miniature Masterpieces" by Margaret Towner. Published in 1993 ISBN 1-56138-325-2
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