Primitive Antique Wooden Spool Cabinet Or 2-drawer Country Store Countertop Unit
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Primitive Antique Wooden Spool Cabinet Or 2-drawer Country Store Countertop Unit:
Measuring about 28" x 15" and about 13" tall, this looks like an antique spool cabinet or a more miscellaneous countertop storage unit, possibly from an old country store. It was apparentlydesigned for four drawers - two full-width and two half-width - but it is missing the two long ones.Either that, or the two lower opening were alwaysjust shelves, perhaps for documents or plans. If you want to retrofit it with drawers, they would each measure about 27" wide, 13¼" deep and 3½" tall, or thereabouts. The two drawers that remain have turned wooden handles or pulls and brass locks, although we don't have the key.
It is in sturdy enough condition, but the slab of wood that makes up the top has split along the grain, leaving the larger part of it separated. Drill a couple of holes and insert countersunk screws and you'd hardly know the difference. The finish is also worn down to almost nothing, but you'd be surprised what some lemon oil can do. Design-wise, it also has a block of wood screwed to the back of the top, which looks like it might be a custom addition for use as a shim, spacer or bumper to preventthe backfrom banging against the wall.
It's both bulky and heavy to ship, hence the high shipping cost, but local pickup is always an option. Also, we'd be willing to part it out - if all you're interested in is the drawers, they'd be easier to ship alone, so get in touch with us and we'll see what we can negotiate.
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