19th Century American Empire Miniature Chest

Miniature furniture was used as “salesman samples” for the purpose of promoting the purchase of said article by showing exactly what the item would look like to prospective customers “in the field”.

It was also made for decorating large scale dollhouses.

In the case of a miniature chest of drawers, women often utilized them to store their jewelry.


This particular bureau is American mid 19th century from the Empire or Federal period, in excellent original mahogany finish and condition. Small underneath glue block replaced (see image). Small slither above left foot lacking (see image).


Dealer Clive Devenish Antiques
Date: C.1840
Origin American
Measurements 15"w x8"d x 13 1/2"h
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Website http://www.clivedevenishantiques.com/home.php
Price $985
Contact Clive Devenish, 510.414.4545 or  clivedevenishantiques@comcast.net

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