Haberdashery shop counter c1900


First quarter 20th Century

  • £995.00
  • €1,167 Euro
  • $1,320 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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This is a haberdashery shop counter on the rather unusual side which enhances this piece to a great talking point. The top is mahogany and the rest is pine.

Discussions would be had over the fact the counter has been reduced in size. We believe the counter was wider hence why there is only one corbel; that one corner is not curved and that the length of the top is longer at one end. The drawer is also missing.

However, other discussions would be how sublime the mahogany top is. The patina left behind from its handling over years of use in a shop is superb. We have cleaned, oiled and waxed it several times. The grain of the wood has come out assisted by the waxed finish. The decoration makes the painted front ping out at you also. In addition, the size of the counter allows it to fit in most homes and retail shops.

One can only guess what the hole in the top was used for. Underneath would have been a shallow drawer. The counter also has a brass rule attached across the top elevated by the fact it shows off the manufacturers name depicting quality not just of the rule but also the counter itself. A counter fit for a good rule and vice versa. In relation to the hole, perhaps after fabric was measured pins were dropped through it. The possibilities are endless, a fact that adds to the conversation.

Circa 1900



  • H: 88cm (34.65in)
  • W: 110cm (43.31in)
  • D: 61cm (24.02in)


First quarter 20th Century

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