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.
When we acquired the cabinet some of the drawer fronts were badly chipped and split, which we have had remade by expert restorers Wynn Griffiths & Tarr of Kendal, Cumbria. The entire cabinet 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.
The previous owner has also painted the drawer side bottom and side panels a gold colour (as photographed), the colour however is sympathetic to the original era and design of the cabinet so doesn't stand out too much. The added bone detailing to the handles is a nice touch and adds some extra interest to the cabinet.
This cabinet is perfect for kitchens or bathrooms, the ideal piece to proudly display your household wears.
Measures approximately 178cm long, 58cm deep and 90.5cm tall. Please make sure you have sufficient help to move the cabinet as it is very heavy and fragile.