This is a magnificent, unusual and rare antique Louis XIV kingwood, satinwood banded and gilt bronze mounted strongbox dating from the late 17th Century.
Centrally there is a large escutcheon, that can be opened with a secret lever. Using a key the front panel can be unlocked and when the lid is lifted, one gets access to the main storage space.
The sturdy hinged satinwood banded lid opens to reveal two distinctive recessed compartments inside the lid itself for holding documents. The front fall drops down allowing access to the two useful drawers and two additional secret drawers. The divider between the two drawers also contains a smaller secret compartment, adding extra interest and fascination to this spectacular box.
This strong box is in good untouched condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 24 x Width 39 x Depth 23
Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 9 inches
Our reference: 09953