Antique Victorian novelty oak safe writing stationary letter cabinet box C.1886

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Seller: beaudog72 (753) 100%, Location: dudley, Ships to: GB, Item: 254338704730 Victorian novelty oak writing cabinet in the form of a money safe. Registered number design for 1886. Its unusual being made for writing, most of these novelty safes were made as smoking cabinets, but this example is original and not a conversion. The pen drawer is removable and needs a replacement glass inkwell. It does need some restoration and doesn't have a key. All the fittings, coat of arms and hinges are brass and original. Approx size: height - 24 cm, width - 25 cm, depth - 18 cm. Condition: There are two small pieces of moulding missing on the front doors, a small piece missing on the base (see photos). Inside there are several pieces of wooden letter shelves missing. The doors have shrunk a little over time and don't quite meet, it could do with a thin strip added to the left door to stop it from opening when locked. No key. UK Postage: £17.00 (signed for). View all the photo's carefully, any questions please ask. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING. Condition: please see condition report, Style/ Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Sub-Type: Oak, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes, Original/Repro: Original

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