Antique Industrial Furniture, Telegram Cabinet
A beautiful piece of American History. This Telegram Cabinet was built for “The Ithaca Hotel” when English architect, Alfred B. Dale, designed it in 1871 after the original hotel burnt down. The four-story brick building could accommodate 200 guests, 175 diners and advertised its “billiard and sample rooms” and the popular Dutch Kitchen until it was torn down for urban renewal in 1967.
The cabinet still has all of its original pigeonhole tags along with the “Telegrams” tag. The 120 pigeonhole dims are 2″ x 4″ x 7″ and are in six rows of twenty. They are labeled with room numbers, the alphabet for guest names and one for telegrams. There are sliding doors that close the four shelves on the bottom left with dims of 23″ x 5 1/2″ x 12″ and the two shelves on the bottom right with dims of 23″ x 11 1/2″ x 12″.
The Antique Industrial Furniture, Telegram Cabinet is part of our “Storage” Vintage Industrial Furniture line of products.