Learn about Apprentice Furniture

Small-scale versions of cabinet furniture, sometimes made by apprentice craftsmen to demonstrate their technical skills. More commonly, such pieces were made by skilled tradesmen and taken around country districts by journeymen or commercial travellers, so customers could order household furniture from these samples. Miniature furniture pieces, often made for children, are frequently described as apprentice pieces. They are now highly sought after, but, buyer beware, the market abounds with many imported and locally produced 'apprentice pieces' of more recent manufacture.
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Victorian Australian cedar apprentice chest having four drawer, with turned handles. Height 41 cm

Musk cedar & huon pine apprentice style chest of 5 drawers, 89 cm high, 53 cm wide, 24 cm deep, 1900's

An Australian cedar apprentice chest, 19th century, faint inscription on back partially legible 'Mithell....Grattan street Carlton('), 36 cm high, 36 cm wide, 25 cm deep

A Tasmanian huon pine apprentice chest with blackwood knobs and feet, 29 cm high, 24.5 cm wide, 21 cm deep

An early 19th century mahogany miniature chest, the grape, vine & wolf relief carved front doors opening to seven drawers. An elaborate geometric design carved to each side of the cabinet, with key. 38 x 34 x 28 cm.

Original late 19th century cedar apprentice chest of seven drawers, dove tailed construction with mushroom knobs

Antique apprentice chest of drawers, 33 cm x 20 cm, 40 cm high approx.

Silky oak apprentice chest having four drawers, bobbin turned handles on four ball feet. Condition good, minor wear consistant with age. Dimensions 41 x 37.5 x 16 cm

A cedar 5 drawer apprentice chest, 19th century, 54 cm high, 45 cm wide, 33 cm deep

An Australian cedar apprentice chest, circa 1880, 46 cm high, 44 cm wide, 28 cm deep

A cedar five drawer miniature chest, early 20th century, 37 cm high, 35 cm wide, 27 cm deep

A walnut apprentice dressing chest, late 19th century, 65 cm high, 58 cm wide, 23 cm deep

A huon pine apprentice chest, late 19th century, 28 cm high, 31 cm wide, 20 cm deep

A miniature four drawer filing chest, oak with metal fittings, 29 cm high, 37 cm wide, 40 cm deep

A 19th century miniature two drawer chest, signed illegibly to side of draw, 38 cm high, 30 cm wide, 25 cm deep

A small cedar apprentice chest, late 19 th century; 23.5cm high, 19cm wide, 10cm deep

A small cedar apprentice chest of draws, Australian, 19 th century; 44cm high, 44cm wide, 24cm deep

Antique apprentice chest of drawers, circa 1860, 32.5 cm x 15 cm, 28 cm high approx.

Miniature apprentice chest of drawers 35.5 cm x 25 cm, 41.5 cm high approx.

Late 19th century NZ apprentice chest mahogany frame with two short and three long drawer with mottled kauri facias.

A huon pine six drawer apprentice chest. 36 cm high, 34 cm wide, 17 cm deep

A 19th century Australian full cedar apprentice chest, with seven drawers above turned legs, lacking two drawer knobs, 64 x 65.5x 25.5 cm

Birdseye huon pine apprentice chest of drawers (20th century)

A fine Victorian oak apprentice chest. Second half 19th century. The miniature chest with an extended top, two half width and three full width drawers below all with turned timber handles and raised on tapering bun feet. Height 31.5 cm. Width 32 cm. Depth

Regency mahogany apprentice chest with fluted top, two short and two long ebony crossbanded drawers on ringed feet

A mahogany four drawer apprentice chest on bracket feet.

Fine antique miniature chest of drawers with four drawers. Possibly apprentice piece, 20.5 cm wide, 26.5 cm high

A miniature English 'Spice' chest with antique dealers association stick, approx 14.5 cm high, 18 cm wide, 8.5 cm deep

Oak chest of four drawers brass handles, small proportions possibly apprentice piece 53 cm high, 51 cm wide x 26 cm deep

Apprentice chest, Australian cedar, late 19th century. 52 cm high, 47 cm wide, 26 cm deep.

An apprentice chest, red pine, late 19th century. 38 cm high, 40.5 cm wide, 27.5 cm deep

An apprentice four-drawer miniature chest (of exhibition quality) incorporating various Australian timbers

Oak chest of four drawers brass handles, small proportions possibly apprentice piece 53 cm high, 51 cm wide, 26 cm deep

Walnut & oak apprentice chest comprising two small drawers & three large drawers on cabriole legs, retailed for C. Ford & Co Ltd, Lymington. Condition good, minor wear, good patina. Height 29 cm

Antique English mahogany apprentice Wellington chest, approx 57 cm high, 43 cm wide, 26.5 cm deep

Victorian maple & mahogany apprentice chest of drawers 30 cm high, 31 cm wide, 17 cm deep

Miniature chest of 5 drawers, late 19th century with inscription 'These chest of drawers was made by my father in the year 1899 at Castlemaine Vic. Aust. out of some poplar trees which were growing in our garden for a great many years, father was 73 years

Miniature cedar and pine four drawer apprentice style chest

Antique mahogany miniature serpentine front chest of drawers, with turned ivory knobs, approx 28 cm wide, 32 cm high

A Georgian revival mahogany apprentice chest, circa 1920s, of bow front form having a pull out shelf above two half drawers with three full width drawers below all with petite oval ring pull brass handles, with a shaped apron and upon small splayed bracket

A Regency mahogany and ebony inlaid miniature chest of drawers together with another miniature chest, the rectangular top with brass handle above four graduated drawers with ebony line inlay and brass handles, raised on turned feet, the second smaller ches

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