Italian Iron Floor Safe

  • This incredible 19th-century safe would have been the most secure place for valuables
  • The complex locking mechanism is fitted with three hidden keyholes
  • Few such floor safes exist today, making this example incredibly important
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Item No. 31-3268

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Size, security and exceptional craftsmanship distinguish this fully functioning 19th-century Italian floor safe from Geneva. Weighing hundreds of pounds, the fascinating safe is enveloped with thick iron plates and features one of the most intricate locking mechanisms ever made. The three keyholes are hidden behind secret panels that must be precisely manipulated in order to open the exterior door successfully. It opens to reveal an ample interior for storing precious valuables, as well as another hidden compartment with its own unique key. The final secret compartment is the hidden drawer in the base, in which the keys and unique lock pick can be stored.

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.

Circa 1800

31 3/4" wide x 17 3/4" deep x 61 1/4" high

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Italian Iron Floor Safe
Period: 19th Century
Type: Safes/Strong Boxes
Depth: 17.75 Inches
Width: 31.75 Inches
Height: 61.25 Inches

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