After getting all the contact paper off, I could read imprinted letters on the sides--Paul's Pies, Inc. Buffalo, NY. Apparently it held Paul's pies at one time. I sanded it, replaced some of the shelves, and painted it. Now it works great for holding fabric!
Hopefully I will have some more pictures this week of my 'new' workroom. I'm really looking forward to getting some projects finished now!