SOLD 19th c. Miniature Empire Chest


This elegant little four-drawer dresser with half columns and faux ebony drawer pulls and trim may well be a solo effort by an experienced craftsman. But the drawers are numbered with roman numerals on the underside, which makes me think this is a salesman’s sample.

Constructed of what appears to be fruitwood and walnut, the dress sits on carved, faux ebony feet. The dresser top and drawer fronts are decorated on the bias in an alternating pattern. Dimensions are 18 “ T x 10-3/4” W x 5” D. American. C. 1880s, possibly earlier. Excellent, original condition.



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