Mid-19th Century French Wrought Iron Hobnail Studded Safe by Magaud De Charf
This important, Gothic hobnail safe was manufactured by Magaud de Charf in Marseilles, France (1850-1890). The stunning, antique wrought iron safe features nails on all four sides and has an all-original, working mechanism. The front door is further decorated with four diamond shape medallions and four brass decorative round mounts. The inside opens to reveal an original and patinated walnut shelf which lifts up to access the bottom layer. To open the safe, you first need to find and locate the nail which will activate and open the bottom bronze cover plaque. Then, by inserting the smaller key half-way, it will open the upper plaque cover. Next, place the two large keys in the lock one at a time and turn the locks in a certain order to open the safe. The impressive piece is in excellent working condition, and is a true one of a kind for a man’s office or study!
Measures: 28.5″ W x 17.5″ D x 39.5′ H.
|Dimensions||28.5 × 17.5 × 39.5 in|