It shows a dark caramel stain/shellac finish which is old if not original. The back features a one-board chamfered backboard.The drawers are nailed construction with the two top smaller drawers accented with a matched shaped front detail. The drawers have metal mushrooms pulls with a worn copper colored applied finish. The bottom of the case shows screwed joinery for the divided interior bracing, also original to the piece. The use of the natural wood grain to create patterned designs on the top, drawer fronts, and shaped side panels, shows a nice skill of cabinetry.
This miniature chest was most likely made for a child to play with during the latter part of the 19th century Victorian Era. It shows only age appropriate signs of wear with oxidation, shrinkage, and surface wear, as shown in the photos. It comes from an old estate of a long-time antiques dealer.
We will be listing more pieces from her treasured collection. So, be sure to see our other listings for more antiques in various categories!! Also, please take a moment to look at our other listings for more antiques and vintage items in various categories. Thank you for taking the time to read this listing!! Also, we ask you to inquire with any questions and we will certainly attempt to answer those questions to your satisfaction.All of the items that we list should be considered used, vintage or antique. Therefore, use and wear should be expected with these items. We have attempted to explain and define the condition of the piece in the above description and ask that you read that carefully. If you are not sure of something or if you have any questions, please ask! We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Please do NOT ask us to do otherwise. Most of the items I sell are antique, vintage, or used.
This means they have been used. I typically do not sell what I would consider substandard or damaged items, but any item that has been used MAY show signs of use and wear. While I do inspect all items that I sell, It would be difficult to describe every minute imperfection in writing.I provide you with sharp, focused, properly exposed photographs to enhance my written description. Thank you for reading these terms and conditions! The item "Late 19th C. Miniature Victorian Paneled Chest of Drawers & Backsplash 14-1/4 h" is in sale since Friday, February 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Dressers & Vanities\1800-1899". The seller is "brclrkstn" and is located in Clarkston, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.