Original Antique "George Price" Fully Restored Luxury safe.
A very rare George Price safe in a stunning fully restored condition.
We bring to you this very rare excellently restored condition "George Price" Patent steel safe made in Wolverhampton around C1870. This fantastic quality and very secure safe is truly a museum piece and has had no expense spared in its 'nut & bolt' full restoration completely carried out in house by us - Lincoln Restorations.
The George Price safe company were established in 1840, however, George Price himself died, still very prosperous, in 1887. He and William Dawes produced first class safes, and his best ne plus ultra locks remain unpickable to this day. His close competitors and rival Chubb survived, Chatwood and Milners survived as Chatwood-Milner, while Price was taken over by Gibbons, in 1906, and thus the company name disappeared. There are multiple write ups for the George Price full history available with a quick google if you are interested in finding out more about them as a company.
This lovely safe features its original paint design in its 2 tone colours with a royal influence. The safe is finished in a muted sapphire blue, in a panelled paint design with black borders. The paintwork is single stage paint (not lacquered) exactly as it would have been originally. The safe is complemented by the ornate traditionally hand-painted gold coach lines which is the finishing touch and beautifully embellishes the safe. This safe has been fully restored from bare metal, having been stripped and linished to ensure the highest quality refurbishment possible. The lovely original brasswork has then been highly polished.
This safe features its highly ornate beautifully polished brass royal coat of arms. The am azing solid brass handle reminds us of a bolt action rifle as the mechanism is sturdy and has a satisfying double latching action in a smoothly working order. The key cannot be taken out unless the safe is either locked open or locked closed for key security. The external lock is working smoothly with 2 keys and the round brass keyhole escutcheon has a lovely lift up lid with the words 'GEORGE PRICE PATENTEE WOLVERHAMPTON' cast into the lid which elegantly covers the keyhole when not in use.
The i nside of the safe has been stripped and re painted to mimic the exterior with gold embellishments keeping the theme throughout. The safe also has 2 internal secure locking drawers complete with 2 keys and gold coach-lines to the front. The drawers have their original polished brass dropper handles and keyhole escutcheons.
Our upholstery department has made high quality full grain leather removable liners which is colour matched to the blue paintwork. These 3 liners line the shelf and each drawer to keep your valuables and the safe itself protected from scratches or damage when items are stored inside. The safe is included with a removable automatic rechargeable (via USB-C) lithium-ion powered light for the interior which comes on only when the door is opened.
This safe is ideal for storing important paperwork, house deeds, birth certificates, passports, cash, jewellery or anything else of value and is obviously rather safe. This safe would look fabulous in a loft style apartment or vintage themed home and would certainly be an interesting talking point for guests. This item could also be used as a small coffee table with storage.
Please note; This item is in very good condition for its age but will obviously have the odd blemish and scuff here and there. However, we feel that this adds to the charm and authenticity of the item with it being Antique.
Also note this item is Heavy (130kg) , so please see our delivery section near the end of our listing.
Depth (not including handle): 495mm
Size of internal chamber
Height (not including drawers): 320mm
Please note; this item is HEAVY (130kg) and is a team lift.
Please also note, due to the size and weight of this safe we would be delivering this safe via a pallet delivery which is to the kerbside only and will be the buyer responsibility to transport it into a property. We advise the use of a pallet truck or very strong sack truck with a ratchet strap securing the safe to the sack truck to aid moving with 3 extra people for strength and stability. We take no responsibility of the handling of the safe once delivered to your kerbside.
*Insured kerbside Pallet delivery normally around £100 for this item - Enquire for accurate quote*
Delivery & Returns
Buy 2 or more items and delivery is only charged for 1! (Mainland UK Only)
Our items are securely wrapped and delivered only by private insured couriers.
You can return your product up to 14 days after receiving your order. Please make sure that the products are not damaged and returned in our packaging as best as possible.
Antique GEORGE PRICE Luxury Ornate Fireproof Safe Fully Restored W/ Keys Vintage
Product Code 977368
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