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Possibly an apprentice piece or a workshop sample. The skill which a cabinet maker requires in order to produce miniature pieces of furniture is quite exceptional, and it can be argued that, in some cases, the skill required to produce a miniature is greater than that needed to make a full size example. Debate over why miniature furniture was made continues, with speculation including that miniature items were: used as samples by travelling salesmen; an apprentice piece; demonstrating the maker’s skill; a curio for adults; or for use in a doll’s house.
|Height||33.00 cm||(12.99 inches)|
|Width||25.50 cm||(10.04 inches)|
|Depth||22.75 cm||(8.96 inches)|
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