Tobacciana Antique/Vintage Mercantile Display/Storage Cabinet Sin Papel Segars
Antique/Vintage mercantile display/storage cabinet for Sin Papel Segars (Cigars).
We are happy to be able to offer for your consideration this Antique mercantile store cabinet.
This Antique/Vintage display/storage box was most likely used in a dry goods store, and provided by the manufacturer to be used to store, and advertise their cigars, or as the have it spelled "Segars". the box is is made of thin panels of wood, with brass hinges, and sliding latches on the upper and lower corners of the left door panel. these latches were put in place to assist the lock mechanism on the right door panel. Inside there are two shelf's and a slot for a top shelf. But this top shelf is missing. The box is assembled with butt joints and small tacks. The two from panels have trim frames to help stiffen the door panels. This storage box has the product name pressed and printed into the front door panels,as well as the sides, but the ink has faded over time. We haven't been able to find out much about this "Segar" maker, but the spelling leads us to believe they were most likely imported from the latin America's or perhaps the Caribbean.
This storage box stands approximately 20 7/8 inches tall, 12 1/2 inches wide, and 9 3/8 inches deep. This storage box weighs approximately 6.75 pounds.
Condition- The overall condition of this merchants storage box is good, but it does have a few issues we must point out. As we previously mentioned, there is a shelf missing, there is also some areas of the edge of the left door panel that have chipped away, mostly at the top and bottom of the door panel, where the slide latches are located. We do not have the key for the lock, and as pointed out in the pictures, there is a crack in the rear cabinet panel. But even with these small flaws this cabinet still remains an interesting piece.
If you are, or know a collector of antique Mercantile, or Tobacco related pieces, this storage/display cabinet will make a wonderful addition to any serious collectors inventory.
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