Artisans like Gerald Crawford do command those prices. You would see the difference between this highboy and the other that sold for $15.00 if you saw them in person. There is no way I could afford his highboy but I do appreciate and love looking at it and works of other artisans at this level of expertise.I found this written from back in the late 1980s.
"Crawford, the official miniaturist of the Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Delaware, creates furniture that not only looks authentic but employs construction and decorative details found in full-size originals: hand-turned chair legs, dove-tailed drawers and petit point upholstery.
Tiny Grandfather Clock
"Gerald built a grandfather clock last year that actually runs," said Eleanor LaVove, curator and director of the museum.
"He didn't think he'd sell many of them; then 22 were sold at $2,000 or more each. They're expensive, but they're truly collector's items."