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Extremely Rare Pair of Regency Cast Iron Sarcophagus Shaped Strong Boxes (1 of 8)
Loveday Antiques
UK

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Extremely Rare Pair of Regency Cast Iron Sarcophagus Shaped Strong Boxes

REF: 2722 / LA408605
£24,500
€29,032
$29,548
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Description
These are an extremely rare pair of early 19th Century Regency antqiue cast-iron sarcophagus shaped strong boxes. Painted to simulate palisander wood and with parcel-gilt, the cavetto-moulded hinged lids cast with flower sprays above foliate-cast bands over front panels relieved with river gods within canted corners cast with standing muses, the sides with lion mask and ring handles over leafy aprons on massive lion’s paw feet; the Brahmah type lock stamped “T. Davis from London” and impressed with the Royal Crown. These extraordinary pieces are modelled on Regency wine coolers. The forms are classic Greco-Roman revival with the boat-hook handles, mythic figures and the overall sarcophagus pattern. You would struggle to find one let alone a pair. Good items for any collection. Research on going into these strong boxes but we have found possible information on the lock stamped Davis. The relationship of King George Iii and George Davis of Windsor, who was locksmith in ordinary to His Majesty. Davis, in 1799, invented and patented a unique style of lock, which was also beautifully engraved with a warning not to make duplicate keys. Sensitive government secrets always demanded, then as today, locks that were state of the art. Davis locks ended up on government dispatch boxes of the time.

measurements

Height:
45 cm
Width:
45 cm
Depth:
37 cm

declaration

Loveday Antiques has clarified that the Extremely Rare Pair of Regency Cast Iron Sarcophagus Shaped Strong Boxes (LA408605) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1820

condition

You would struggle to find one let alone a pair. Good items for any collection.

additional info

Material:
Origin:
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
c.1820

delivery

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location

This Extremely Rare Pair of Regency Cast Iron Sarcophagus Shaped Strong Boxes is located in Benington, United Kingdom