We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1800s 64-Draw Hardware Store Cabinet Counter
I love these cabinets and have had one in my living room for years. They hold tons of stuff and have just the right look. This 84" x 39" x 29" example came out of a old New York hardware store just as you see it. Its early and all handmade. Every draw has dovetailed joints. You can still see the craftsman's pencil marks on each oak draw.