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08 Pratt’s Veterinary Remedies Tin Front Display Cabinet:

Wooden, country store cabinet with lithographed tin front panel illustrating several of the veterinary medicines Pratt’s made c1900.  33”x 17”x 7 ½”.  The Pratt’s Food Company started in Philadelphia around 1870.  This cabinet can be dated to the pre-1906 era by the illustration of the package of Colic Cure.  Use of the word “Cure,” in advertising, was made illegal by the Pure Food & Drug Act of 1906.  The cabinet retains its original curved pediment and working lock and key.  The Pratt’s name printed on the door frame looks to have been touched up.  The tin panel is very bright with good colors.  It does have some very minor staining and wear that can be seen in the photos.  It displays very well and would look great on the wall or shelf.  Only a very few of these cabinets have ever come up for auction in the last twenty years and at least three have recorded have averaged selling for over $4000 in that time.  The consigner, a retired veterinarian, has requested a modest $1000 opening bid without a further reserve.  This is an excellent chance for you to add this rare cabinet to your collection.