This is miniature Jacobean chest in 1/12th scale with a hinged top and two working drawers.
It is a reproduction of the type of chest found in 1680. In earlier times, chests were purely functional and not very elaborate, however, as more skilled craftsmen ventured into the colonies, this changed and drawers, moldings and other decorative elements started to be added. All elements have been carefully cut and hand crafted making this piece spectacular to look at.
Woods used are basswood for the frame and walnut wood for the main body of the chest. Decorative elements have been created in rosewood, red cedar and silver oak. Further inlay strips, turned wood elements and saw-tooth molding have been added. This piece was a labor of love and took over 40 hours to create.
The piece is a reproduced from Volume 14. No. 1 of "The Scale Cabinetmaker". Drawer handles are brass. It has been finished with several layers of antique oil.
Height - 2 3/4 inch, 7 cm Width - 4 1/2 inch, 11.5 cm Depth - 1 3/4 inch, 4.5 cm.