Vintage Glazed Haberdashery Cabinet / Counter With Drawers By Harris & Sheldon
An instant eye catcher, this beautiful vintage shop counter is sure to spark much conversation wherever it's placed. The nostalgic emotions they evoke of simpler and more stylish times, along with gorgeous design, have an everlasting appeal whether placed in the home or in their intended retail environment. The cabinet originally came from J. P Dias in Botchergate, Carlisle, a shop that amongst other things used to sell guitars, sheet, music and men's clothing. Jimi Hendrix himself even paid the shop a visit when he played at'The ABC Lonsdale' in 1967! When the shop closed many years ago, all the shop cabinets were bought by McHardy's fishing tackle shop and were all moved a couple of doors down the road where they have been ever since. The shallow top drawers are a nice unusual feature and really set this cabinet apart from others that we've seen. Established in 1880 Harris & Sheldon specialised in producing shop fittings and were master shop fitters in Birmingham and later London. When we acquired the cabinet the bottom plywood panel was completely destroyed by woodworm and simply crumbled to dust at the touch, taking the cabinet fully apart the wood has been replaced with new ply, waxed in as close to the original finish as we could find. Subsequently some of the drawer bottoms on the bottom row were also woodworm ridden so have also been replaced. The remaining wood has been thoroughly treated multiple times for woodworm, re-oiled and the glass cleaned and shined. As a result the cabinet is looking beautiful once more. It is in an obvious well used condition with chips and marks to the wood along with heavy scratching to the glass top, as to be expected. This cabinet is perfect for kitchens or bathrooms, the ideal piece to proudly display your household wears. Measures approximately 183cm long, 61cm deep and 92cm tall. Please make sure you have sufficient help to move the cabinet as it is very heavy and fragile. The item "Vintage Glazed Haberdashery Cabinet / Counter with Drawers by Harris & Sheldon" is in sale since Wednesday, October 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Cabinets\20th Century". The seller is "absolutely_nice_vintage" and is located in Carlisle. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Material: Wood
- Product Type: Cabinets
- Featured Refinements: Haberdashery Cabinet