An English tobacconist’s counter-top stained pine and cedar humidor cabinet
the broken swan-necked pediment above the rectangular cabinet with a glazed door to the front and clear glass panel to the rear, the top section of the glazed door reverse painted and gilded "FINE HAVANA CIGARS", the single shelf within adjustable on saw-tooth trim to each corner, labelled to the rear "Manufactured by Yates & Greenways, 39-42 Coleshill Street, Birmingham"
The cabinet would have been counter-top mounted, the locked front available to the cigar-buying customer accompanied by the assistant. This format does mean that the cabinet can be wall-hung on the extant mirror-plates mindful that the wall-finish behind will remain visible. This would make a fantastic collector’s cabinet, or drinks cabinet or glasses cabinet.
Yates & Greenways were purveyors of Shop-fittings and Bar Equipment in Birmingham and London in Edwardian times. They supplied “Beer Engines”, Drainers, Cabinet Bar Fittings, Furniture, Measures and Pewter.