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Miniature furniture

Miniature furniture

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    about 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood with satinwood, mahogany and rosewood, constructed using mortis and tenon joints, screws and glue.

  • Credit Line:

    Given in memory of Mrs J M Rotch by her son C D Rotch

  • Museum number:

    W.15:1 to 6-1919

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Model or doll sized chest of drawers with bowed front. Veneered with satinwood, mahogany and rosewood. Marquetry on the front, top and two sides featuring a pattern of circles inside a scalloped border. Two short and three long drawers, a circular lock in the upper centre of each drawer. Eight drawer handles, one on each of the short drawers; two on each of the long drawers. Both handles on the middle long drawer are damaged.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

about 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wood with satinwood, mahogany and rosewood, constructed using mortis and tenon joints, screws and glue.

Dimensions

Height: 230 mm whole, Width: 252 mm whole, Depth: 120 mm, Height: 3 cm two short drawers, Width: 9.8 cm two short drawers, Depth: 12.7 cm two short drawers, Height: 3.4 cm top long drawer, Width: 20.4 cm three long drawers, Depth: 12.8 cm three long drawers, Height: 3.6 cm middle long drawer, Height: 4 cm bottom long drawer

Descriptive line

Model or doll sized chest of drawers, wood with satinwood, mahogany and rosewood veneers, English, ca. 1800

Materials

Wood; Satinwood; Mahogany; Rosewood; Metal

Techniques

Joinery; Veneering; Screwing; Glueing

Categories

Children & Childhood; Miniatures; Dolls' houses; Furniture; Marquetry

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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