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Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool
Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool

Antique French Hand Carved Walnut Miniature or Doll Furniture Desk or Table, Child Stool, Foot Stool

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I've had this at the warehouse for at least a decade, always intending to have a veined black marble cut to use as inset where the upholstered wood top fits. It is probably a footstool, early 1800s, beautifully carved and crafted, but I think it would be just stunning as doll house furniture - either a desk or a table. Full measurements noted on the photos, it may once have been a child's toy bench, or an apprentice miniature furniture piece. It has fabulous detail and is as beautifully crafted as a huge piece of furniture, far too ornate to just be a stool. The silk velvet covered wood panel fits nearly flush, isn't much padded, really. I suspect it may well have originally had a marble top as I envision it.  Typical of apprenticeships, those young men who worked with and for ebanistes (ebeniste) or cabinetry makers in France would periodically be assigned to make a piece of furniture to scale, miniature in size, to test their developing skill levels. Those one-of-a-kind pieces are called "maitrise", and I believe it is most likely what this one is. Very charming! Bro or other antique doll would love it! Found in France.

Very good to excellent, I find no chips, no cracks or flaws to the beautiful old wood. Entirely handcrafted, precision design and neoclassical pillars and feet, ornamentation. A plank of wood covered in ancient silk velvet rests in the recess, but it begs to have a veined black marble inset and to be furnishing in your doll's house. Parlor table, desk? You'll find the perfect spot. Top is 12" x 9", and it is not quite 7" tall as you see it.