I purchased this set of drawers about thirty years ago from a bric-a-brack shop in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England. I was on on my way home after visiting a client and there it was in the window. It had obviously been part of an art shop display in past times. It is so unusual to come across anything like this to do with art or studio equipment that I bought it immediately and have never regretted it. It is clearly quite old judging by the labels stuck to the inside of some of the compartments. I would imagine originally there was one in each compartment denoting where each colour went. Its hard to tell how old it is but would guess about eighty years. It still works and is very much a useful part of the daily life of my studio.
Post pulished by Tomas King 25th June 2012