Mid 19th C English Oak Silver Chest with Double Lock

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This silver chest was made in England in the mid-19th century, circa 1850, and is made of oak with exposed steel hinges and strapping. This trunk was created to hold a Mackay, Cunningham & Co silver collection and still bears their original label inside. The trunk has a triple lock that requires two different keys. This would insure the safety of the silver because two people were required to open it. The keys were usually supplied to the butler and steward of the house.
Details
Of the Period
Georgian
Place of Origin
England
Date of Manufacture
1850s
Period
1850-1859
Materials and Techniques
Oak
Steel
Condition
Excellent. Missing keys.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
Dimensions
22 in. H x 32.5 in. W x 21 in. D
56 cm H x 83 cm W x 53 cm D
Dealer Location
Charleston, SC
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU88704342203
Address
David Skinner Antiques
125 King Street
Charleston SC 29401
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