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#17 Humphreys’ Veterinary Specifics Display Cabinet

Tin front, wooden cabinet that is called “The Barnyard Scene” from the Humphreys’ Homeopathic Medicine Company of New York. 28”x 22”x 9”. Hook and eye closure on the right side. This is one of most desirable veterinary cabinet because of the animal scene. Twenty-six animals are illustrated including a queen and three kittens, three rabbits with a carrot, and a trusty watch dog. This cabinet was produced c1900 as all the medicines are listed as CURES. Typically, this style cabinet suffers from extensive flaking of the paint. Why the paint did not adhere to the metal on these cabinets is unknown, but most examples are either flaked are heavily restored. This example does have some VERY minor professional restoration but does not suffer from general paint flaking. The restoration is limited to some of the background white and mostly around the outer edges. The red, in the lettering of Humphreys’, at the top has been touched up. All of the other lettering appears to be original when examined by a black light. THE BARNYARD SCENE ITSELF IS UNTOUCHED EXCEPT FOR TWO TINY AREAS IN THE COW’S BODY. The professional restoration was done expertly and without the assistance of a black light, you would be very hard pressed to find it. This cabinet display’s as one of the finest we have ever seen. While restoration does somewhat effect value, 99% is original and the restoration is limited to non-offensive background areas. We have sold heavily restored examples for over $5000 in the past. We estimate this scarce and desirable cabinet at $3500-4500+. You will not be disappointed with this purchase.