Shamrock Crates Pet Carrier in Mint Green, circa 1960Automaton Vintage Furnishings
A darling vintage piece that is both practical and decorative. This fantastic mid century modern pet carrier by Shamrock Crates features a mint pastel lacquered fiberglass shell with an aluminum base, protective band and handles both front and back for easy maneuvering. The sides have birch panels, which contrast with the soft mint hue of the shell and chrome-plated steel circular ventilation holes to allow a steady airflow to your travelling pet. The front door has a large circular chrome-plated steel vent with decorative shamrock emblem and underneath is the metal tag for Shamrock crates with their name, logo and address in Dayton Ohio. There is a latch on the side for an additional padlock to secure the door in transit.
This intriguing pet carrier is unlike any other and certainly a more attractive design than many modern equivalents. It would also make an interesting addition to a classic, contemporary or mid century modern space as a storage piece or objet d'art to create a talking point or attract curiosity. It could be incorporated in to a living room, den, man (or woman!) cave, family room, office or bedroom. This travel crate would also be an unusual decorative or storage item in a corporate, retail or hospitality location such as a boutique hotel, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a luxe clothing emporium.
Measurements: 20.5" H x 24" W x 16.25" D
Very good vintage condition. Signs of use commensurate with age are evident. Some scratches on the lacquered fiberglass. Some minor scuffs and scrapes.