This is a tall circa 1890 Corticelli spool cabinet with its original clock and beveled mirror. The clock works and comes with its key. There is also another key to lock the mirrored door. This is one of the more unusual cabinets we have ever owned, possibly made in a more limited number. We have seen variations of this style on the market with the clock removed and replaced by a round mirror. This cabinet has been refinished and has authentic replaced lettering on each side.
1890 Corticelli spool cabinet with original clock:
Original clock close-up:
Below is an original circa 1890 George A. Clark O.N.T. 6-drawer ruby glass spool cabinet, refinished, with all the original parts. Many cabinets offered for sale have new glass and even "fantasy" names! Note all the hardware / handles have their original backplate embossed with the initials "O.N.T." which is Clark's logo for "Our Newest Thread". Many times we find cabinets with "married" hardware, incorrect for the case. The hardware and glass on this case is correct, and, as we said, original to it. Note the back side of this case retains its original tin-lithograhed advertising, usually missing on most cases! This 6-drawer size is one of the most popular configurations since they make perfect end tables to use beside chairs, sofas, or beds!
1890 George A. Clark O.N.T. spool cabinet:
Original George A. Clark O.N.T. hardware:
The items pictured are typical of our inventory. If you see an item of interest, or have an item to sell, please inquire.
The 3-over-6 drawer configuration of this John Clark Jr. & Co. spool cabinet makes it extremely unusual. Lettering and hardware is all original.
This Clark's Mile-End has advertising on all four sides and is 100% original surface! (4 images below)
Copyright 2010-2016 Iron Horse Antiques. All rights reserved.