36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit
36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit
36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit
36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit
36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit
36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit
36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit
36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit
36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit

Huisraad Modern

36 Drawer 'Brimble & Briggs' Haberdashery Unit

R 13,500.00

A wide, solid wood haberdashery unit with 36 glass-fronted drawers. The unit comes out of an old, family owned trading store in Salt River and it was custom made for the shop in 1948. The last owner has now retired and the building was sold to be renovated.

The cabinet was originally covered in a red stain, but we sanded it down to reveal a fair coloured solid wood. The sides of the drawers and the inside of the frame still have the red colour, and we left some of the price tags and stickers that are part of it's history.

The cabinet was made by Brimble & Briggs Ltd, a great Cape shopfitting company in the era when shopfitting still entailed high end design and cabinet making skills.

Condition: Very good vintage

Dimensions: 38 x 182 x 129 cm (h)

More about the history of this cabinet and some others you can see here and here

"My grandfather was Louis Jacobs. He spoke very little English, was of Lithuanian descent. A shoemaker by trade. My father did his trade in the clothing industry as a machinist of sorts. He later joined his father and started selling factory rejects in 1961. The first factory shop in Cape Town! The business was renamed in 1962 to The Reject King and became an icon in the 60's through to the 2000's. The first memory of the cabinets in our shop was in 1948. My father bought them from auctions and liquidation sales."

-Colin Jacobs