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Rare Miniature Mahogany Federal 3-Drawer Chest, Circa:1810, Mid-Atlantic

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Mahogany and mahogany veneer with poplar secondary wood
Dimensions
W. 11.5 in; H. 12.5 in; D. 7.5 in;
W. 29.21 cm; H. 31.75 cm; D. 19.05 cm;
Condition Good. Original finish with minor dings and scratches. Some leg repairs. Replaced hardware which is old and solid brass.
Creation Date Circa 1810
Description This rare Hepplewhite-inspired miniature chest was handmade by a professional cabinet maker, probably in Maryland. Whether it was made as an example of his work or as a gift for a very lucky young girl is unclear. It is made from mahogany and mahogany veneer with poplar secondary wood. The 3 drawers have a scored line outlining the front and there is scored line reeding on each side of the front. The top is a single board with rounded edges. Pieces such as this are useful as well as beautiful, they are perfect places to store extra glasses, watches, handkerchiefs, etc.
Styles / Movements Federal, Traditional
Patterns Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 9876AP
Incollect Reference Number 475032
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