Scottish vernacular folk art paint miniature chest of drawers c.1900

Scottish vernacular folk art paint miniature chest of drawers c.1900

Code: 10429


W: 28.5cm (11.2")H: 31cm (12.2")D: 16cm (6.3")


For sale from W&W Antiques is a charming naively made 'folk art' miniature (or so called apprentice piece) of a Scottish vernacular tall 'Lum chest' / chest of drawers (with a tall central drawer designed for a hat). The piece is dated to the last decade of the 19th or early 20th Century.

- The storage piece has an 8 draw "Scottish Lum Chest" miniature as a 'folk art' piece which were fashionable furniture items from circa 1825 onwards.
- This lovely little item has light painted draw fronts with pencil marked decoration which contrast beautifully with darker painted chest of drawers frame and feet.
- The chest has small metal drop-loop handles to all draw fronts and sits on shaped / raised bracket feet.
- The chest also has a single hidden draw (accessed from the reverse in the lum draw) as shown in one of the images.
- The provenance and date are rare for vernacular and folk items but this particular 'Lum chest' has re-used construction materials for the draw-linings as shown in the images. These are Victorian era 'Fry's Chocolate Cream' counter display packaging panels with colour lithograph printing, helping to date the construction of the item to the late 19th Century (1890 onwards) to early 20th Century pre-1910.
- A useful and highly decorative antique piece for trinkets, jewellery or pens / writing implements.

A beautiful Scottish Folk Art vernacular antique, ready  for further decorative utility.

* The pottery items, ink jar, spongeware cup or whisky flagon are not included in this sale and are for scale and context only.  

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