Miniature copy of a full size mahogany chest of drawers

I have always loved working with wood and in-between restoring antiques, inspired by the furniture I have worked on, I have made a few miniature pieces of furniture.  These pieces have been earmarked by my children and with grandchildren coming along I think I need to produce some more.

Mahogany Chest of Drawers C1790-1800

Based on a late Georgian bow front chest of drawers all the details were copied exactly. The Pine carcass is mahogany veneered and the top has a cross grained moulded edge.  The backboards are of pine and the drawer linings and bottoms are made of oak.The dovetails on the oak linings were cut with a scalpel and the front edge of the drawers were cock beaded in mahogany. The interior has dust boards and drawer stops.

Height 7”(17.8cm) Width 8” (20cm) Depth 3.7” (9.4cm)

I have used a thimble to give an idea of actual size.

Pine backboards, oak drawer linings and bottoms.

The dovetails on the oak linings were cut with a scalpel.

The front edge of the drawers are cock beaded in mahogany and the bottom has swept French feet.

The bottom is blocked in the traditional manner.

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