Antique HC Black Forest 9.25 Cigar Chest, Box, Caddy, Lovebirds & Nest, Needs Trays. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. Fabulous box, this one! A late 1800s to perhaps 1915 hand carved cigar chest or caddy, server, from the famed Swiss carvers of the Black Forest region. Superbly crafted and preserved, but it has somehow lost its inner cigar trays over time. The slider bars are there on the inside, so we know it was fitted with trays initially. They do sometimes break, but my suspicion is it was re-purposed and the trays simply lost or forgotten. The birds on top are really perfect – lifelike anatomy, little if any damage. I’ve shown them from all angles so you can see how delicate and charming they are. Measurements are noted on photos bu tit is 9.5″ longest, 6.5″ widest, and 8.5 to top of the carved birds. Very good to excellent condition with exception of the missing trays. I keep looking at this one and thinking what a wonderful jewelry display it would be just with the flat oak panels and no cigar openings. Of course, one can still store cigars inside. The lid lifts up and hinges back, as shown in our photos. I find that only the tall fronds of leaves behind the birds seem to have lost their tips. Wings and beaks are in lovely shape, as well as tails. Oh, and there is an age hairline on the top, running in from the right edge. I’ve shown it well in one of the photos for your review. It’s from the wood aging and shrinkage that sometimes will crack, not from being dropped. Legs are all carved and fully intact. Kind of want to find 2 small decanters and a couple cordials and turn this one into a desktop bar for cognac, liqueur. You’ll have a perfect way to use it! We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item “Antique Black Forest Carved 9.25 Cigar Chest, Box, Caddy, Lovebirds & Nest” is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tobacciana\Cigars\Humidors\Antique & Vintage”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original