Seller: loprabb (1,561) 100%, Location: Malibu, California, Ships to: Americas, Europe, JP, Item: 272222487399 Condition: Excellent original non-restored condition, Type: Dressers & Vanities, Style: Original true BIEDERMEIER, Region of Origin: Germany, Age: 1800-1899, Original/Reproduction: Original, Details: 1820's ORIGINAL Biedermeier MEISTERWERK - diminutive chest of drawers ALL ORIGINAL, unrestored. Such delicately detailed pieces were produced in two instances: either as a demonstration of competency by the equivalent of a journeyman carpenter completing his internship with a master cabinet builder -or- as is probably the case here - as a reduced scale demonstration piece for a demanding client. The amazing intricacy of the finish on all sides, particularly the back would indicate that this was intended to win the attention of a client looking to order a pair of full size chests. We do know it originated from the Hessen region of Germany and was produced prior to 1825. The veneers used are European Cherry and Pear Tree. The original brass handles are in good condition and virtually all of the veneers remain in place. The two missing edge pieces can be readily inserted. The woods have dried but with proper restoration and french polish this piece will come back beautifully. The good news is that no one has done a hack finish on the piece over the years. Given the size ( 18" W x 16.5" T x 11" D) shipping will be a fairly simple matter. Packaging and handling are offered free of charge. Free shipping within the Continental USA. Free local pick-up is preferred. Please contact regarding international shipping which is not free and will be actual cost only. Please email with any questions.