This is a stylish antique Victorian oak novelty table top cigar box, Circa 1870 un date.
The rectangular box is in a form of a safe, it features a panelled door with brass handle and central lock, opening to reveal two drawers with gothic revival handles to each.
There is a further brass “campaign” handle on each side of the box, it is raised on a plinth base and has a working Secure lock with original key. The locking system bears the Victorian registration number RD 56159.
It would make a beautiful gift to any connoisseur of fine cigars.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 20 x width 16 x depth 16
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x width 6 inches x depth 6 inches
is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus – Latin “oak tree” having approximately 600 extant species. Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quartersawn. Oak wood is very durable, easy to maintain and resistant to wear and tear which is why it can be easily handed to the next generations if taken well care of.
Oak wood virtually lasts forever and you can still admire oak furniture in museums and palaces even if it was made many centuries ago. Oak has been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture.
Our reference: A1878