Antique Victorian Oak Silverware Chest
Antique english oak silverware chest. Locking oak flatware caddy dating to the late Victorian, early Edwardian period consists of 2 pullout drawers and a hinged top compartment. Made originally for a 12 place cutlery setting, it still retains some of the internal labels along with the green baize lining.
The locking mechanism requires the top hinged compartment to be raised to access the internal drawers as the decorative columns on the side fix into place via hinges. A very innovative piece of decorative safety for the silver ware drawer. An item like this was only to be found in the most prestigious of wealthy households at the turn of the last century.
Marked: Rd No 674063
Lock marked Acme, Secure Action, British Make
A great addition to your antique home decor. This would make a great gift for anyone interested in antique cutlery or silverware. It could be repurposed to be used as a jewelry case.
Antique box measures 19" wide by 14.5" deep by 10.5" tall and weighs 20lb 13oz.
In good working condition with some signs of use commensurate with age. The bottom handle appears to have been changed out at some stage, this was most likely a later repair to this piece (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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