Haberdashery Cabinet

A stunning 12 drawer haberdashery cabinet in solid wood, circa 1960s…

SKU: RC00996.

Product Description

A stunning original ’12 drawer’ haberdashery cabinet…

This is such a beautiful piece! Dating to the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1960s, we believe this would have originally been used as a permanent shop fixture in an old haberdashery shop. It’s a cabinet that today could serve many of functions, that being in a retail environment or even for personal storage

The cabinet is structurally very good, being ‘weighty’ and sturdy yet elegant in its nature. The cabinet although an original mid century piece, is naively built. The frame itself is made from a soft wood and fibreboard (MDF) and then given an antique look via the surface stain. It is a beautiful looking piece, added with its surface patina and tatty nature in areas. The individual storage drawers are again made of a thin soft wood (plywood esq) and again are naively built. You’ll note although they are of a simple and basic build nature, they are nice and clean and fulfill the original function of the cabinet (housing packets of materials or accessories for dress makers or even tailors)

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. In general the cabinet is structurally strong and heavy, however there is a surface patina that includes surface scars, knocks and wood chipping across the piece. We think this is what gives it its character! The one notable point we’d like to highlight is the bottom of the cabinet. You’ll note as pictured that at the bottom of each side of the cabinet, there are some chipped areas of wood and some tatty areas to the base. The bottom piece of wood itself is a little shabby with some jagged edges, that don’t perfectly match the sides. The bottom is however very secure, and adds stability to the cabinet. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

This haberdashers style cabinet is great for storage and display. A truly ‘one off’ piece ideal for your garage, kitchen, walk in wardrobe or even a great shop display piece…

Dimensions : (Cabinet) – Depth : 63.5cm, Width : 78cm, Height : 92cm, (Individual Drawer) – Depth : 57cm, Width : 15cm, Height : 14.5cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface scars and scratches, a little dirty and tatty in places, some paint chipping, some worn wood in places, paint residue, sticker residue, some tatty areas of wood particularly at the bottom of each side and base

Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 63.5 x 78 x 92 cm