Fantastic oak cantilever box dating from the early to mid 20th Century, likely to have been used as a countertop display in a Haberdashery shop to sell thread or buttons etc. It would still be a great place to store such things but it would also double as an excellent collectors / specimen case to display just about anything - medals, coins, butterflies, geological samples, metal detector finds etc.
The top of the box is glass which displays the top level with 12 divided sections. There are two metal knobs on the front of the box.While holding the bottom one to steady the box, the top one can be used to open out the cantilever mechanism. This reveals 4 further levels, each lined in a brown velvet-type material. 3 are sectioned the same as the top layer and the bottom is divided vertically into 6 sections.
The cantilever workings on the sides of the box are brass however they have been over-painted in a matt brassy-gold at some point. Closed : 15" wide x 7" tall x 7 deep. Open : 12" tall and 27" long.It is in excellent condition. The cantilever mechanism works smoothly and the inside of the drawers are clean and tidy. The wood is clean with a nice patina and no major damage, apart from a small chip to the bottom rim of wood. The top glass surface has a few light scratches but nothing serious. The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions at all please ask.
The item "Vintage Oak Wood Cantilever Collectors Specimen Case / Drawers / Chest / Cabinet" is in sale since Saturday, March 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Boxes".
The seller is "inanutshellantiques" and is located in Plymouth, Devon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, to Austria, to Belgium, BG, HR, CY, CZ, DK, FI, to France, to Germany, GR, HU, to Ireland, to Italy, LT, LU, MT, to Netherlands, PL, PT, RO, SK, SI, to Spain, SE, to Australia, to United States, RU, to Canada, to Japan, to New Zealand, IL, to Hong Kong, NO, ID, MY, to Mexico, SG, KR, to Switzerland, TR.