Featured Miniature carved bench box

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by charlie cheswick, Jun 24, 2024.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Hi folks

    something else i picked up at local auction this week


    not as miniature as i thought, but too small to sit on

    see theres a few online, some described as chests, some say dolls furniture ?

    has an opening on seat for storing something

    not sure on age

    all in nice condition which is lucky

    any thoughts or info appreciated

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that's so sweet !!
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    i did deb, yup. seems quite a few of varying descriptions. i would think more purposeful, with the open box aspect
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    What are the dimensions? The interior isn't lined with fabric so I doubt a secondary purpose. I'd think most likely be used to store doll accessories. The internet says turn-of-the-century and sales prices seem to be quite healthy.

  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Hi deb

    its 9 1/2 inches across, by 7 inches down
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes it is true, I have a few pieces myself.
    Breton doll furniture was mostly made ca 1900-1930s. It is always very cute and based on full size traditional Breton furniture. I think they were meant to be souvenirs rather than doll's furniture.

    One of my favourite pieces is a miniature grandfather clock which I use as a regular clock in the living room. Everyone who visits loves it.:playful:
  8. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member



    in a nut shell, an american tourist fell in love with the furniture but coudn't take it back so the furniture maker made her miniatures ... and never looked back

    this famly has been making them since the twenties, they are sold as "miniatures"

    but keywords always help ( the more the merrier )

    nb : If nothing else, I hope your french is improving you all :)
  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  10. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    That is such a sweet piece !
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