Sixteen Drawer Printer's Cabinet

c. 1900
$4,280 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 36.5" D: 17.0" H: 38.0"
Materials
Oak
Collection #
CMDPS001
Estimated Shipping
$488

This unusual cabinet is an early 20th century flat file organizer, designed with many drawers and minimal decoration. Crafted of oak in the Arts and Crafts style, the cabinet has sixteen shallow drawers ideal for flat storage of maps, blueprints, or other paper documents. The thin drawers are held in place on iron tracks and fitted with two wooden handles each.

Notches to the frames of each drawer suggest they were originally configured with smaller compartments to hold letterpress type sets. Such cabinets were used in printing houses and were designed to hold type sets of a different font and size in each drawer. Today, this antique office cabinet lives on as an unexpected storage solution or the ultimate jewelry chest.

Additional Dimensions:
Drawers: 15"W x 11.25" D x 1"H

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