1920’s Late Victorian Pigeon Hole Unit – Storage – Shelving Unit (Model 48)
1920’s Late Victorian Pigeon Hole Unit – Storage – Shelving Unit (Model 48). Sourced from a brickyard in the north of England, outside Hull. The works had been producing bricks for over two hundred years although it sadly stopped production in the 1970’s. The yard was left untouched for over 50 years and fell into a pretty grim state. Fortunately the original turn of the century maintenance shed had been sealed up and was untouched. The shed housed an extraordinary batch of industrial pigeon hole storage units that were used to house the spare parts for the steam engine that powered the site. We have a number of these very original and untouched turn of the century pigeon hole units in various sizes. The practical size of the ‘pigeon holes’ make it perfect for all sorts of storage from books and magazines through to clothes. Practical in a bedroom or living room environment, perfect for a child’s bedroom, home office or hallway. The units are made from Canadian pitch pine, all retain their original paint and original stencilled numbers. We have steam cleaned and washed the shelves so that they are clean and practical to use but retain their original scars and patina. These are very rare and make great storage. The last of our Victorian industrial heritage. Internal pigeon hole dimensions 44L x 44W x 41H, 44L x 44W x 48H
Our workshop team inspect every product and carry out any needed repairs to ensure that everything leaves us serviced and maintained ready for many more years of life. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.
Maker: Handmade - England
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