A set of 19th Folk Art century pigeon holes with 9 compartments constructed from re-used painted pine.The timber had originally been used to make packing cases for whisky bottles and still carries inscriptions such as”Scotch whisky, Dewars & Sons distillery, Perth” to the interior. The term ‘Pigeon Hole’ dates from the late 18th century and refers to the holes made for pigeons in a dovecot, and from the mid 19th century it also carried the meaning to file something away for future use or reference.

English, circa 1880.

Depth: 28cms (11 inches)
Width: 61cms (24 inches)
Height: 67cms (26.5 inches)

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