ANOTHER REMARKABLE ANTIQUE TREASURE FROM MY PERSONAL ANTIQUECOLLECTION 2020. OFFERED TODAY IS THIS REMARKABLE AND INTUITIVE CIRCA LATE 19. CENTURY TROMPE LOIEL BOOK PILE DESIGN JEWELLERY/VALUABLE HIDING BOX. This is a lovely very rare circa late 19. Century Trompe loiel (fool of the eye) jewellery hiding box designed as a pile of leather bound books.
Used as a hiding place for valuables from would be thieves and fitted in between library books on book shelves so as to be indistinguishable from a normal book display in the Masters library. It is a fantastic well-made box using outer leather bindings from real books of the period over a wooden carcass with a hollowed out interior for hiding valuables inside. Notice that the bottom book is upside down so that it would look like just a stack of books if not in a bookshelf but if stacked in a book shelf it could be found easily by looking for an upside down book! The piece shows lots of lovely age related wear and tear.
It has a hinged top and the hinge is in excellent condition and is working as it should. The wooden inside cover fits well.It is a very well made item. A TRULY RARE AND COLLECTIBLE ANTIQUE WHICH I HAVE TO LET GO OF AS WE ARE DOWNSIZING MY COLLECTION DUE TO UNCERTAIN TIMES. I describe all of my items to the best of my knowledge. You may only return an item if there was a MAJOR mistake made by me in the description of the item that I have overlooked.
Please do not waste anyones time if you are not interested. The item "SUPER RARE ENGLISH C19TH CENTURY BOOK STACK TROMPE L'OIEL FOR HIDING VALUABLES" is in sale since Thursday, April 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Boxes".
The seller is "antiquecollection2020" and is located in Doncaster. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Japan, Canada, Australia.