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Late 18th Century Wrought Iron Italian Antique Hobnail Studded Safe Strongbox
Northern Italian antique safe with typical all-around hobnails, dated circa 1790-1820, manufactured in the Piedmont region, Italy's second-largest region where great landscapes are purveyors of Italy's finest craftmanship and designs as well as foods and wine, like white truffles and Barolo wine. This beautiful collector piece has a great metal color with patina of time and amazingly rich and beautiful burin incisions, a typical handmade technique of 'dots' engraving process typical from the period. It is a rare example of late 18th-early 19th century Italian master blacksmith craftsmanship, bringing to any room a unique elegance and character as well as an intriguing and conversational piece with the tricks and secrets of the unlocking mechanism combination. The opening mechanism works with a moving hobnail and a key. Start with finding the moving hobnail that releases the key hole and then a secret sequence and movement to follow with the keys allows to unlock the safe and open the door.
- Date of Manufacture1790-1820
- Condition DetailsExcellent conditions, fully restored with perfectly working locking mechanism and great patina of time.
- DimensionsH 13.78 in. x W 13.78 in. x D 10.24 in.H 35 cm x W 35 cm x D 26 cm
- Seller LocationCarimate, IT
- Reference NumberLU2654316329012
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