This beautiful wooden oak cabinet with tin panel door in the front was used to display Diamond dyes in a general store. This front colorful panel features five small children playing jump rope In the late 19th and early 20th century, packets of dyes were sold in almost every general store in the country, with Diamond Dyes ( by Wells & Richardson Co, Burlington, VT) being one of the biggest and most popular. The frontice of the cabinet was the side exposed to the public, so this would always be the most colorful panel, almost always made of tin. The tin panel embossed at the top “Diamond Dyes” and printed on the lower section “The Standard Package Dyes of the World”. In many cases, these cabinets open from the back also, but this example had access only from the front. The interior cubbies or shelves would hold powdered dye packets, which, with added to water, one could soak clothes to achieve the desired color. Many of the slots still retain their original label for dye colors. This cabinet includes a few miscellaneous dye packs and is in very good condition, with a few scattered blemishes and specks of surface rust, as well as a small amount or residual white paint or streaks of white paint along the margin or border of the tin sign. At one time, the oak cabinet was painted white and someone has since stripped it down and cleansed it back to the original oak, with some remaining on the tin. A few small drill holes are visible on the back panel, perhaps to help secure it to a wall. Dimensions: 24 ½” h x 16” w x 8 ¼” d. A great colorful piece of advertising to add to your country decor!