Here for sale is a fantastic vintage bank of drawers. Made to display Anchor cotton thread reels in a haberdashery. Glass fronted and made from beech with original brass handles. We can just make out the words 'Anchor' to the top plinth. 

The Anchor brand can trace its history back to 1866 when the Clark family adopted the Anchor brand for their embroidery threads manufactured in Paisley, Scotland. Embroidery threads came into being circa 1812 when supplies of silk became unobtainable in the UK due to a blockade by Napoleon. Two weavers, James and Patrick Clark, turned their attention to cotton and managed to produce yarn which was sufficiently fine, smooth and strong to be used instead of silk for weaving. Sewing thread was primarily silk or linen at the time and the Clark brothers developed their cotton yarn into the first cotton sewing thread.

Each drawer has internal sections. A fabulous display cabinet perfect to for any collector or to use for craft, cotton or keepsakes.


Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

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45 cm width, 37 cm depth, 60 cm height


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Vintage Clarks Anchor Cotton Shop Display Cabinet Haberdashery Bank of Drawers