Original Antique Victorian C.H.Wilson Safe.
An Antique steel plate safe in a stunning working condition.
We bring to you this very rare excellent condition C.H.Wilson Patent safe made from solid steel plate in the Victorian period around C1880.
This lovely safe features the original manufacturer's solid cast brass polished plate of 'C.H.WILSON & Co MANUFACTURERS LONDON & BIRMINGHAM' which is complemented by a black painted relief. The fantastic original solid polished brass handle reminds us of a bolt action rifle as the mechanism is solid and has a satisfying latch action in a smoothly working order. The external lock is working smoothly with 2 keys (both original) and the polished brass keyhole escutcheon has a lovely sliding plate lid with the words 'IMPROVED INVIOLABLE LOCK' cast into the lid which covers the keyhole.
We have sympathetically restored this safe from bare metal and have restored the paintwork to its former glory whilst maintaining original character and some metal patina. We have also recreated the hand painted gold lines to the original design and carefully waxed this paintwork to give a natural shine whilst protecting the finish. The spectacular brass work is completely original, we have carefully polished it to a lovely sheen and have also fully serviced the locking mechanism of this safe.
Inside the safe is the original manufacturers transfer on the back of the door, a central partition and a smaller secure locking jewelry drawer with the original working lock (with 2 keys) which is complemented by a polished brass dropper handle. 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 very heavy (92kg), please see our delivery section near the end of our listing.
Depth (not including handle): 430mm
Size of internal chamber
Height : 360mm - 450mm
Width: 275mm divided in the centre
Height : 70mm
Please note; this item is VERY HEAVY (92kg) 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 sack truck with a ratchet strap securing the safe to the sack truck to aid moving with an extra person for stability.
*Insured kerbside Pallet delivery normally around £100 for this item - Enquire for accurate quote*
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