This is a gorgeous antique "Nun's Boilproof" thread spool cabinet for a general store mercantile display, featuring 7 glass-front drawers with the original spools and embroidery floss products, in a coordinated rainbow of colors that adds dimension and vibrance to any space. The bright colors of the thread mix with the dark mahogany wood in the most stunning interplay, with a truly vintage flair that can be brought into any modern space and hold its own visual integrity. The top of the case is painted in red and gold letters with the brand name, "Nun's Boilproof" (the advertised "Nun's" flanking either side of a central claim of "boilproof").
The 7 drawers each have a slender glass window for perfect visual display, a small ornate metal drawer pull on either end of each drawer. The drawers are compartmentalized, space for each color of thread to be grouped and for a semantic visual categorization system.
This piece is a delicious part of history, beautifully displayed in any studio, retail space, or home as a part of a wide spectrum of design schemes. It is ideal for any collector or enthusiast of vintage and antique advertising and mercantile general store objects, and especially cool as a treat for a sewist or garment history buff. It would be perfect as an art piece in a vintage store.
The spool cabinet is in excellent antique condition with minor age-appropriate wear, no major cosmetic flaws. It measures 21 1/4 inches tall, 25 inches long, and 11 1/2 inches deep.
Antique "Nun's Boilproof" Thread and Embroidery Floss Wood and Glass 7-Drawer Spool Cabinet Mercantile Display Case