Have nothing in your houses that you do not consider to be beautiful or useful. Rare French 6 Drawer Haberdashery Chest/Sewing Thread Shop Display Box.
These display boxes were provided by the large manufacturers of sewing articles and this one was for the storage of very fine threads made for Cartier Bresson (the photographers family business) in the 1920s 1930s. Later boxes were made of plastic. A six-drawer box is rare. Most are larger three-drawer models. This box is 11 3/8 inches wide, 10 inches deep and stands 9 ½ inches high almost cubic.
It is constructed of light balsa wood and covered with a thick leather-like paper. The top and back are stamped File Tête de Cheval , with L.Paris and the CB Cartier Bresson logo. The six drawers still contain the original white paper dividers with 12 slots per drawer for spools of 30 meters of very fine cotton or silk thread. Each drawer front has an original metal knob and brass label holder, with 5 original labels saying nuances assorties assorted shades of color. Each drawer measures 1 1/8 inches high is stamped with the manufacturers logos. Very solidly made, it weighs 6.4 lbs or 3 kgs. The box is in exceptionally good condition with minor traces of wear and use on the bottom and drawer edges. An unusual item it could be used to store stationary, desk items, sewing notions or fishing lures for example. Vintage and antique objects have lived and been used and because of that, they sometimes show it.
The condition of the object is described as accurately as possible, including its character flaws. But that is really part of the attraction and enjoyment of an old piece. Please verify the package upon receipt and inform the postal authorities of any damage. The item must be sent back in the same condition and in the same packaging. The item "Rare French 6 Drawer Haberdashery Chest/Sewing Thread Shop Display Box" is in sale since Monday, October 22, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Baskets & Boxes". The seller is "decofrancevintage" and is located in Toulouse. This item can be shipped worldwide.