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1940's Haberdashery Drawers for Tubor Tubca, Poreye Et Fils Brussels
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1940’s Haberdashery drawers for Tubor Tubca – Poreye Et Fils Brussels 1940’s Haberdashery drawers For Tubor Tubca – Poreye Et Fils Brussels. Tubor Tubca was a well known Belgian pro...
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Vintage 1940s Shelves

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Oak

Danish Wooden Coffee Table with Haberdashery Drawers
Located in Madrid, ES
Wooden table with side stretcher and two drawers originally meant for knitting and handicraft materials. Suitable to use as a coffee table. Minor stains and scratches on the tabletop.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Danish Wooden Coffee Table with Haberdashery Drawers
  • Danish Wooden Coffee Table with Haberdashery Drawers
  • Danish Wooden Coffee Table with Haberdashery Drawers
  • Danish Wooden Coffee Table with Haberdashery Drawers
H 20.48 in. W 51.19 in. D 22.84 in.
Antique Industrial Vintage Haberdashery Shop Display Cabinet Chest of Drawers
By JC King LP
Located in Sale, GB
- A beautiful set of tall oak haberdashery drawers, circa 1930. - The cabinet is marked by illustrious manufacturers 'J. C. KING LTD. Shopfittings & Sundries 42-60, Goswell Rd, E.C...
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Early 20th Century British Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Antique Vintage Victorian Drapers Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
Located in Sale, GB
- A beautiful flight of Victorian drapers haberdashery drawers, English, 19th century. - The drawers are in stunning original condition and are made from satin walnut or mahogany. ...
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Antique Early 1900s British Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Antique Vintage Industrial French Haberdashery Cabinet Sideboard Chest Drawers
Located in Sale, GB
- A beautiful 19th century French painted credenza cabinet. - The cabinet has been repainted over the course of its life which has resulted in the most original incredible age worn...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Vintage Antique Industrial Georgian Oak Haberdashery Geometric Chest of Drawers
Located in Sale, GB
- A wonderful oak geometric chest of drawers from the Georgian era. - The oak is in an incredible condition for its age with a well figured wild grain and rich patina. - There are ...
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Antique 1830s British Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Thomasville Bank Chest of Drawers Solid Hard Wood Haberdashery Style
By Thomasville
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning RRP £4500 Thomasville USA solid hardwood bank or chest of drawers A very good looking well made and substantial piece of furniture...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

1950's Single Fronted Original Haberdashery Storage Unit, Sturrock & Son
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950’s single fronted original haberdashery storage unit – Sturrock & Son 1950’s single fronted original haberdashery storage unit – Sturrock & Son. Sourced in Scotland from the o...
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Vintage 1950s Scottish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

1950’s Tall Haberdashery Shelving Storage Units, Twenty Drawer 'Model 1067'
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950s tall haberdashery shelving storage units twenty drawer (Model 1067) 1950s tall haberdashery shelving units twenty drawer. Classic well made 1950?s shop fit shelving unit mad...
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Vintage 1950s Scottish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

1950's Double Fronted Large Original Haberdashery Storage Unit, Sturrock & Son
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950’s double fronted large original Haberdashery storage unit – Sturrock & Son – (Model 1066) 1950’s double fronted large original Haberdashery Unit – Sturrock & Son. Sourced in ...
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Vintage 1950s Scottish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

1940's Twenty Four Painted Bank of Drawers, Haberdashery
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1940’s Twenty four painted bank of drawers – Haberdashery 1940’s Twenty four painted bank of drawers – Haberdashery. Sourced in Lancashire this is a lovely original painted bank of ...
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Vintage 1940s British Shelves

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Paint

English 1920s Painted Haberdashery Cabinet with Glass Drawers
Located in Staffordshire, GB
English 1920s painted haberdashery cabinet with glass drawers, circa 1920. 20 drawers with 16 of the drawers having glass fronts whilst the larger drawers at the base having solid f...
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Early 20th Century British Cabinets

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Wood

1950's Oak & Ash Haberdashery Storage Cabinet, Twenty Five Drawers
By Clements Newling & Co.
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950’s Oak & Ash Haberdashery storage cabinet – Twenty five drawers 1950’s Oak & Ash Haberdashery storage cabinet – Twenty five drawers. Made by Clement Newling & Co in Wembley. The...
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Vintage 1950s British Shelves

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Oak

20th Century English Mahogany 24 Drawers Haberdashery, c.1900
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
20th century English hand crafted mahogany haberdashery, this unit would have been undoubtedly used in a prestigious gentleman's clothing store in the fashionable 1900's. Conditio...
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20th Century English Cabinets

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Mahogany

20th Century English Mahogany Sixty Six Drawers Haberdashery, c.1920
By Harris & Sheldon
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique early-20th century English hand crafted mahogany haberdashery, this piece has sixty small open drawers protected by sliding glass doors on ball baring bronze runners. It also...
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20th Century British Cabinets

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Brass

Vintage Antique Industrial Haberdashery Glass Display Cabinet Chest of Drawers
By Dudley and Co.
Located in Sale, GB
- A large and wonderful oak haberdashery glass display cabinet, English circa 1940. - The cabinet is marked by the illustrious 'Dudley & Co Ltd. Showcase Manufacturers Holloway. Lo...
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Mid-20th Century British Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

1950's Tall English Haberdashery Shelved Cabinet, Sixteen Drawers Model 1244.2
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950’s tall English Haberdashery shelved cabinet – sixteen drawers (Model 1244.2) 1950’s tall English Haberdashery shelved cabinet – sixteen drawers. An early 1950’s tall haberdas...
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Vintage 1950s French Shelves

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Oak

Antique Vintage Industrial Haberdashery Glass Display Cabinet Chest of Drawers
Located in Sale, GB
- A large and wonderful age-old oak haberdashery cabinet, mid-20th century. - 48 glass-fronted drawers with original brass handles above a tambour-front base. - The unit has been p...
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Mid-20th Century British Cabinets

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Oak

1950's Tall English Haberdashery Shelved Cabinet, Sixteen Drawers 'Model 1244.1'
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950’s Tall English Haberdashery Shelved cabinet – Sixteen drawers (Model 1244.1) 1950’s Tall English Haberdashery Shelved cabinet – Sixteen drawers. An early 1950’s tall haberdashe...
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Vintage 1950s British Shelves

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Oak

Vintage Solid Fronted Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
Located in Lewes, East Sussex
Lovely 1950s haberdashery style chest of drawers. Offers lots of storage with 2 good deep drawers with dovetail joints. In good vintage condition. Some scuffs and nicks here an...
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20th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Vintage Solid Fronted Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage Solid Fronted Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage Solid Fronted Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage Solid Fronted Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
H 21.26 in. W 35.83 in. D 16.54 in.
Vintage Midcentury Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
Located in Lewes, East Sussex
12-drawer haberdashery shop cabinet from a general store in Leeds. With 12 glass fronted drawers with metal handles. Approximate dimensions: Width 92cm Depth 54cm Heig...
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Mid-20th Century English Cabinets

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Wood

  • Vintage Midcentury Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage Midcentury Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage Midcentury Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage Midcentury Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
H 49.22 in. W 36.23 in. D 21.26 in.
Vintage Early 20th Century Haberdashery Chest of Filing Drawers
Located in Lewes, East Sussex
One of our favourites! Solid wood haberdashery shop unit/plan chest/filing drawers dating from the 1930s.  May have been government issue. Drawers have metal handles and label in...
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Vintage 1920s English Cabinets

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Wood

Window Fronted English Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1930s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Window fronted English Haberdashery drawers, circa 1930s - 4 large drawers at the bottom - 16 window fronted drawers - Original copper flash handles - Light Oak - English ~ 19...
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Vintage 1930s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Window Fronted English Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1930s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Window fronted English Haberdashery drawers, circa 1930s - 4 large drawers at the bottom - 16 window fronted drawers - Original copper flash handles - Light Oak - English ~ 19...
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Vintage 1930s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Large Bank of French Haberdashery Drawers, Circa 1940s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Large Bank Of French Haberdashery drawers Circa 1940s - Solid pine drawers and top - Panelled sides and back - Original steel cup handles and copper card holders - 12 large dra...
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Vintage 1940s French Industrial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Large Bank of French Haberdashery Drawers, Circa 1940s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Large Bank of French Haberdashery drawers Circa 1940s - Solid pine drawers and top - Panelled sides and back - Original steel cup handles and copper card holders - 12 large dra...
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Vintage 1940s French Industrial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Vintage Style Haberdashery Drawers with Mirrored Fronts
Located in London, Greenwich
A contemporary vintage style bank of haberdashery drawers with mirrored fronts on the top four rows of drawers, brass cup handles and black plinth base. This is a newly made item. ...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Oak

Window Fronted English Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1940s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Window fronted English Haberdashery drawers, circa 1940s - 2 large drawers at the bottom - 24 window fronted drawers - Original copper handles - Light oak - English 1940s - M...
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Vintage 1940s English Apothecary Cabinets

Large Mirror Fronted Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1930s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Large mirror fronted haberdashery drawers, circa 1930s. Product code #OA525 - Original copper cup handles and card holders - Solid oak - Original makers badge - Mirrored fr...
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Apothecary Cabinets

Window Fronted English Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1950s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Window fronted English haberdashery drawers, circa 1950s - 2 large drawers at the bottom - 16 window fronted drawers - Original chrome handles - Light oak - English, 1950s Me...
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Vintage 1950s English Cabinets

Bank of Wooden Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1930s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Bank of wooden haberdashery drawers, circa 1930s. Product code #OA212 - Original brass pull handles with card holders - Mahogany sides with beech drawer fronts - Glass top an...
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20th Century British Art Deco Apothecary Cabinets

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Glass, Beech

  • Bank of Wooden Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1930s
  • Bank of Wooden Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1930s
  • Bank of Wooden Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1930s
  • Bank of Wooden Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1930s
H 29.53 in. W 48.04 in. D 24.02 in.
Bank of 19th Century Pine Haberdashery Drawers
Located in Gloucester, GB
Bank of 19th century pine Haberdashery drawers. - 16 identical drawers - Hand cut dovetail joints - French, Circa 1880s - Measures: 150cm long x 50cm deep x 84cm tall - Each d...
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Antique 1880s French Apothecary Cabinets

  • Bank of 19th Century Pine Haberdashery Drawers
  • Bank of 19th Century Pine Haberdashery Drawers
  • Bank of 19th Century Pine Haberdashery Drawers
  • Bank of 19th Century Pine Haberdashery Drawers
H 33.08 in. W 59.06 in. L 33.08 in.
Large Bank of French Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1940s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Large Bank Of French Haberdashery drawers, circa 1940s. - Solid pine drawers - Geometric Pine handles - Brass card holders - 54 identical drawers - French, circa 1940s - Meas...
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Vintage 1940s French Industrial Apothecary Cabinets

Light Oak Window Fronted Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1940s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Light oak window fronted haberdashery drawers, circa 1940s - 18 window fronted drawers - Shelving space at the bottom - Copper handles and card holders - Light oak frame and dr...
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Vintage 1940s English Apothecary Cabinets

Large Bank of Pine Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1950s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Large bank of pine Haberdashery drawers, circa 1950s. - In two parts - Shaped pine handles - Brass card holders - Pine sides and top - 14 identical large drawers - Dutch, cir...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Industrial Apothecary Cabinets

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Pine

Early 20th Century Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1900
Located in Gloucester, GB
- Nine pull out windowed drawers - Brass handles - Pine drawers, top and sides - French, circa 1900 - Measure: 120cm wide x 91cm tall x 70cm deep - Each drawers measures 31cm wi...
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Early 20th Century French Apothecary Cabinets

  • Early 20th Century Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1900
  • Early 20th Century Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1900
  • Early 20th Century Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1900
  • Early 20th Century Haberdashery Drawers, circa 1900
H 35.83 in. W 47.25 in. D 27.56 in.
1930's Large English Haberdashery Drawer Unit - Forty Eight Drawers
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1930’s Large English Haberdashery Drawer Unit – Forty Eight Drawers 1930’s Large English Haberdashery Drawer Unit – Forty Eight Drawers. Unusual and exceptional bank of bank of glas...
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Vintage 1930s British Shelves

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Oak

Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
Located in Culver City, CA
Constructed from mahogany and pitch pine with tongue and groove joints. Remnants of original gold numbers still visible on some drawers.  
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Early 20th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany, Pine

  • Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
  • Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
  • Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
  • Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
H 37.5 in. W 81 in. L 37.5 in.
Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Cabinet
Located in Culver City, CA
Haberdashery chest of drawers, with original hardware.
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20th Century Belgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Cabinet
  • Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Cabinet
  • Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Cabinet
  • Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Cabinet
H 38 in. W 88 in. D 24 in.
English Oak Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1950 English Oak Haberdashery Bank of Drawers sku 441 W93 x D54 x H93cm
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Mid-20th Century British Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak

  • English Oak Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
  • English Oak Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
  • English Oak Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
  • English Oak Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
H 36.62 in. W 36.62 in. L 36.62 in.
English Oak Haberdashery Bank of Drawers Cabinet
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1920 English Oak Haberdashery Bank of 16 Dovetailed Drawers with Brass Yard Stick. sku 922 W183 X D46 X H99 cm
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Vintage 1910s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Victorian Haberdashery Bank of Drawers, circa 1890
Located in Culver City, CA
Victorian Haberdashery bank of drawers, circa 1890 Includes a soft wood top with beautiful color and patina.
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Midcentury Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Loft Style Teak 24 Drawers
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Fabulous mid-20th century haberdashery loft style teak 24-drawer cabinet raised on hair pin legs. Loft style Bank of 24 drawers Loft style Industrial Practical and beautiful ...
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Vintage 1960s British Industrial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Monumental 19th C English Haberdashery Bank of Drawers
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1890 Large 19th C English pine & fruitwood haberdashery bank of 16 dovetailed drawers with original hardware sku 958 Measures: W 242 x D 47 x H 81 cm.
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Antique 1880s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood, Pine

Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Industrial Loft Style Engineers Drawers circa 1940
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Haberdashery chest of drawers industrial loft style engineers drawers, circa 1940s Industrial engineers drawers, circa 1940s, tall bank of 72 pull out / pull-out drawers with bras...
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Vintage 1940s British Industrial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Industrial Loft Style Engineers Drawers circa 1940
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Haberdashery chest of drawers industrial loft style engineers drawers, circa 1940s Industrial engineers drawers, circa 1940s, tall bank of 72 pull out / pull-out drawers with bras...
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Vintage 1940s British Industrial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Midcentury Chest of Drawers Haberdashery Industrial Loft Style Oak
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A magnificent mid-20th century haberdashery industrial oak stacking office chest cabinet, having a bank of 15 drawers each with brass index card holder, raised on a base with square ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak

Early 20th Century French Haberdashery Cabinet with Drawers
Located in TOURCOING, FR
Early 20th century French haberdashery cabinet with drawers Original patina preserved. 13 drawers including 2 small ones. Oak and fir. Good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s French Other Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Pine

1950s Satin Wood and Elm Haberdashery Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A stunning and very useful large Haberdashery chest, this dates from the 1950s-1960s. It has a carcass made from satin wood, the drawers are made from Elm. We have had this completel...
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Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm, Satinwood

Oak and Pine Haberdashery Chest of Drawers, circa 1930
Located in Culver City, CA
Oak and pine haberdashery chest of drawers, circa 1930. Massive well worn oak chest with original brass handles and scrubbed pine top.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Pine

Timothy Oulton Haberdashery Style Chest of Drawers Dresser Sideboard
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Timothy Oulton Haberdashery style bank of 19 chest of drawers / sideboard, this exclusive range of furniture is made of solid pine reconstructed - boards and beams which were selecte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Pine

Large Haberdashery Industrial Chest of Drawers Loft Style, circa 1930s
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Large haberdashery industrial chest of drawers loft style, circa 1930s This fabulous heavily distressed large Haberdashery 'Merchants' pine chest of twenty drawers circa 1930s, de...
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Vintage 1930s British Industrial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

1950s Twenty-Four-Drawer Haberdashery Unit or Chest of Drawers
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950s vintage twenty-four-drawer haberdashery unit - chest of drawers. Haberdashery units don’t get much better than this. Twenty four shaped and graduated tiered drawers with origin...
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Vintage 1950s British Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ash

Mid-Century Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Dresser Industrial Loft Style
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A fabulous Mid-Century Haberdashery solid pine chest of drawers, bank of thirty six drawers with brass card holder fittings, rectangular top over four rows each with nine pull-out dr...
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20th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Rare Victorian Merchants Apothecary Haberdashery Bank / Chest of Drawers Dresser
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare lightly stripped and waxed polished Victorian merchants dresser or Haberdashery apothecary bank of drawers in the form of a dresser ...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Advance Systems Haberdashery Oak Chest of Drawers Filing Cabinet Loft Style
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Advance systems oak filing cabinet circa 1900s, the rectangular top over twelve numbered drawers all with brass pull handles and index card holders, solid oak, she’s a beauty. PS:...
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Antique Early 1900s English Industrial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Antique Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Shop Pine Victorian 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A gorgeous and original antique 19th century Victorian 'Haberdashery' flight of 23 drawers, solid pine with original knob drawer pulls, would look great in a bathroom or loft space, ...
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Antique 19th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Pine

Antique Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Shop Pine, Victorian, 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A gorgeous and original antique 19th century Victorian 'Haberdashery' flight of twenty three drawers, solid pine with original knob drawer pulls, would look great in a bathroom or lo...
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Antique 19th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Haberdashery Chest of Drawers Shop Counter Oak Antique Loft Industrial Style
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Magnificent antique 19th century Haberdashery Golden oak shop counter chest of 42 drawers circa 1875 from the Victorian era, the rectangular lift off counter top over forty two pull-...
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Antique 1870s British Late Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak

Oak Haberdashery Chest
Located in Culver City, CA
An unusual haberdashery shop chest of drawers in blonde oak with two deep drawers and turned oak and brass drawer pulls.
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Oak Haberdashery Chest
  • Oak Haberdashery Chest
  • Oak Haberdashery Chest
  • Oak Haberdashery Chest
H 36 in. W 34 in. D 21 in.
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Haberdashery Drawers For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of haberdashery drawers for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, oak and pine, all haberdashery drawers available were constructed with great care. Haberdashery drawers have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of haberdashery drawers to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Industrial, Mid-Century Modern and Victorian haberdashery drawers are of considerable interest. Many haberdashery drawers are appealing in their simplicity, but Cameron Amberg & Co., Clements Newling & Co. and The Shannon File Cabinet produced popular haberdashery drawers that are worth a look.

How Much are Haberdashery Drawers?

Prices for haberdashery drawers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, haberdashery drawers begin at $1,008 and can go as high as $14,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,961.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

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