C1840 A European Steel Travelling Safe - with a hidden escutcheon and 2 origional keys this is a rare conversation piece!
During the 19th Century young aristocratic gentleman would travel around Europe on their “Grand Tour” they would buy works of art & have them shipped back to their country estates to impress their friends.
During this time gold was the common currency and you would need a travelling safe to keep your gold in!
If you press the rivet up - the panel reveals the 2 key holes, you just follow the instructions and the safe opens.
H:40cm W:39.5cm D:23cm
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