Massive in size and constructed to be impenetrable, this fully functioning Italian safe was crafted by the Italian safe and strongbox manufacturer Francesco Barbaglia of Milan. The entire structure is enfolded with thick sheets of iron and features an incredibly complex locking mechanism. The two keyholes are hidden behind secret panels that can only be accessed by manipulating four secret buttons on the safe's exterior. The door opens to reveal an ample interior for storing precious valuables, as well as another hidden compartment with its own unique key.
The safe's grandeur and detail are clear indications that this safe was commissioned by an individual of tremendous power and wealth. Not only is it functional, but it is also an item of beauty highlighted by decorative ironwork elements on both the exterior and interior. Very few floor safes of this age and complexity are found in such impeccable condition today, and they are highly desirable.
Late 18th/Early 19th century
39" wide x 25 1/4" deep x 61 1/2" highClick here to view a video of this item.