A very appealing mid-Victorian mahogany veneered, apprentice made miniature chest of drawers. It was customary at that time for the apprentices to make miniature pieces of furniture to exhibit their cabinet making skills to their employers.
Two small drawers at the top with a further two graduated drawers underneath, with wooden button knobs. The drawers have been constructed using dove tailed joints and the insides have been painted pink. It has a mahogany back and sits on four really well turned feet. On the whole, pretty well constructed - I think his boss would have been reasonably pleased.
Sympathetically cleaned and given a waxed finish over the original French polish.
Measurements: 27cm wide, 15cm deep and 25.5cm high.

Mid-Victorian Mahogany Apprentice made, Miniature Chest of Drawers

  • Cleaned and restored (where necessary) to a high presentable standard. All you need to do is wipe over with a soft cloth from time to time. Occasionally use a spray furniture polish that contains bees wax, which will maintain its satin sheen. Please don’t use a silicone spray as this could be detrimental to the waxed surface.