This is a superb antique French mercerie's cabinet dating from about 1930.
It has 3 drawers and would have been used to tidily store cotton yarns. It would have been provided by the maker of the yarns to a shop to promote their brand.
The cabinet is made from fibreboard covered in thick paper embossed on all sides with the yarn manufacturer's trade marks.
The drawers are made of cardboard with bakelite fronts. The little pull handles are embossed with the name Thiriez & Cartier Bresson. There is a gold embossed cellophane leaf in 2 of the drawers to protect the yarns from dust.
The cabinet is in good, sturdy condition with just a little distressing to the paper from years of use.
It measures :-17 cm (6.75 inches) high x 31 cm (12.25 inches) wide x 35.5 cm (14 inches) deep.
This fabulous old mercerie's cabinet would make a useful and nostalgic addition to any sewing room.
We have another very similar cabinet to this listed in our other items. We have shown a photograph of the two stacked on top of each other but they are available seperately.
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