Vintage Printer’s Letterpress Drawer / Shelf with Multiple Compartments
We have a real soft spot for these reclaimed letterpress printer’s trays. Originally made to hold the tiny metal letters used for printing, hence all the small, multiple compartments, this beech drawer would have sat in a drawer chest with many other trays filled with different sizes and fonts. This is an industrial piece so comes with all the knocks and scuffs of its former working life but we love that. They make the most fantastic features when wall mounted and they can hold all kinds of little treasures, trinkets and curios. We particularly love them in children’s bedrooms for storing their knick-knacks and precious things. Perfect for Lego figures too!
This vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. We’ve lightly cleaned it and it is in good condition given its previous purpose. They are usually covered dark smudges and inks but this drawer is surprisingly clean. There is a metal handle on one side. It’s constructed with dovetail joints so is strong and sturdy. There are knocks and marks as you would expect with a piece of this age. Please refer to our photos for an accurate sense of the condition.
W: 83cm / H: 38cm / D: 4cm