Miniature scale model of an antique dresser

Jun 06, 2020. 03:56 UTC
Miniature scale model of an Antique Dresser
denny
United States of America

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Yes
Description

10.5" x 14" x 9.25" deep inlaid wooden dresser

Provenance

My grandmother purchased the furniture from an antique dealer in Cape Town South Africa. Its origins are either British or French. These scale models were used by travelling salesmen to show potential clients.

Answered within 1 day
Jun 07, 20:33 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$800 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Denny,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A miniature William & Mary style marquetry inlaid and veneered walnut serpentine dresser
British, late 18th Century
The line-inlaid serpentine top with molded edge over corresponding case fitted with three long drawers, all with seaweed, bellflower and ribbon marquetry inlay, all raised on flaring French feet. Back corner of top bears remnants of old label from The British Antiques Dealers Association.
10 1/2 inches high by 14 inches wide by 9 1/4 inches deep
PROVENANCE: inherited from grandmother
$300-500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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