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Antique English Handcrafted Wedding or Apprentice Chest or Box with Drawer



This early George the 3rd era and styled handcrafted wooden miniature blanket box is unsigned by presumed to have been made in England in circa 1790. The chest was possibly made as a wedding chest or as an apprentice piece, or by a skilled cabinetmaker for his child. The chest is styled as would a full sized blanket chest and has a solid wood construction with hand forged rattail hinges, and brass pulls and lock covers. The dove tailed joinery is displayed on the back of the chest and the backs of the drawer. The drawer has a parquetry rectangular border that accents the two solid brass pulls and lock cover. The early metal locks are functional, but we have yet to find a key that will work, so there's presently no key. The chest is finished on the bottom with carved period styled feet.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.25 in. (33.66 cm)Width: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Depth: 10.25 in. (26.04 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: The drawer and inner box have been lined at some point which is clearly not original to the chest. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. One grain split across the rear of the top and one across the bottom. Some minor wear to the surfaces of both the inside and outside, most notably on the feet and base.
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1355221062752

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Hamilton, Canada
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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