19th Century French Black and Silver Cast Iron Hobnail Studded Safe from Bauche
Keep your jewelry or important documents locked up in this fine, antique safe from the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. Crafted, circa 1880, the safe is cast iron and has a chic two-tone black and silver paint finish. The travel safe features a heavy handle on the top and is decorated with studded hobnails throughout. The front door is decorated with a plaque which reads “Incombustible Systeme Bauche Brevete SGDG Usine a Gueux Marne” engraved on the surface. The decorative box is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use and adorns a rich two-tone black and silvered patinated finish. Place the unique, secure safe in your office, study or even a men’s dressing room for a display of strength and heritage. Original key included. In 1879, Bauche demonstrated the efficacy of his fire safes with a live demonstration and several thousand francs emerged intact from a safe after having been repeatedly subjected to fire. Then the invention of the “ironclad” safe, both fire resistant and armor plated, in 1895 really made Bauche’s name. Fichet-Bauche is a brand of safes and vaults with its origins in France. It specializes in products which offer certified burglary protection and/or fire protection. The brand is widely sold and marketed in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and French speaking parts of Africa. Measures: 13.25″ W x 9″ D x 7″ H.
|Dimensions||13.25" W x 9" D x 7" H|
Late 19th Century