Perivale sewing silks cabinet

Vintage Perivale Real Silk haberdashery cabinet | lot #243

Vintage Perivale Real Silk haberdashery cabinet | lot #243

This week we have a rare vintage Perivale sewing silks cabinet coming up for sale. It probably begin life in the 1930s or 40s on the shop counter of a haberdashery store.

Vintage Perivale Real Silk haberdashery cabinet | lot #243

Vintage Perivale Real Silk haberdashery cabinet | lot #243

Perivale is a parish in Middlesex that had been largely agricultural until the 1930s. At this point it saw something of an expansion with companies such as  Sanderson Wallpapers Ltd., Hoover and Perivale Sewing Silks moving in and constructing factories. By the 1950s, their heyday was over thanks to the invention of polyester and they merged with their German competitor, Gutermann, who still trade to this day.

Perivale Silk advertisement

It’s a great looking piece and full of character… useful too, with lots drawers and small compartments – perfect for a craft room or study.

For sale this week

Vintage suitcases & trunks | lots 470-473

Vintage suitcases & trunks | lots 470-473

We have a real eclectic mix of lots for sale in this week’s auction. Here are just a few of the ones we’d like to highlight. View the sale catalogue for a full sale listing.

Vintage Peter Pan adding machine

Vintage Peter Pan adding machine

Radiogram with record player | lot 162

Radiogram with record player | lot 162

Leather riding boots & jacks | lot 151

Leather riding boots & jacks | lot 151

Carved front bow fronted corner cabinet | lot 485

Carved front bow fronted corner cabinet | lot 485