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. These cabinets came in several sizes, with this example being the largest and one of the older versions. The front panel shows a housewife at her table carefully dying cloth, each dyed different colors. The bottom of the tin panel reads “It is easy to dye with Diamond Dyes”. The cabinet opens to reveal 7 rows of shelves, most of which have 7 compartments, many of which still have their original paper label indicating the color. This example also has easy rear access with two sliding doors that move back and forth, and the paper compartment labels also appear in the back for store owner use. The cabinet is in good overall condition, retaining its original finish with some worn off, particularly visible on the lower portion near the base. The tin is in generally good condition and it should be noted that for some reason, this particular tin is often found in very poor condition. There is a little surface dirt and a few abrasions and scratches. Dimensions: 29 3/4” h x 23” w x 9 ¾” d. A great colorful piece of advertising to add to your country decor!