Elegantly crafted zinc habberdasher stands dating back to early 20th century France. The zinc has aged beautifully and created an exquisite patina while the four curved legs bring this piece together.
Zinc haberdashery stands have a long and varied history. In the 1700s, small independent haberdashers often sold items such as buttons, needles, thread, and small sewing accessories. As industrialization began to take shape in the late 19th century, the demand for ready-made clothes increased and haberdashers began to offer more specialized items to consumers.
At this time, zinc haberdashery stands became popular as a compact yet efficient way to keep products organized and easily accessible. Zinc stands allowed customers to easily select items from the many products offered and to quickly compare prices. This convenience is likely why zinc haberdashery stands remained popular up until the 1950s.
Today, antique zinc haberdashery stands are collectible items due to their well-crafted and charming style. These stands are often kept in the family for generations, serving as reminders of a time when handmade craftsmanship was king!