Rarely found or even seen, this novelty Edwardian cigar box is beautifully executed in solid oak in the form of a horse drawn carriage. The sides are inlaid to emulate the panelling and door, the window made from the original mirrored glass. To either side there are polished brass door handles and removable carriage lamps. The example would have been used to roll down the centre of a large dinner table to serve after dinner cigars; the wheels all in perfect working order. The top of the carriage opens to reveal a cedar lined interior to keep the cigars fresh; often referred to as a humidor, that is in fact a modern invention, it is the cedar lining that did this job over 100 years ago. At the back of the carriage is a locked drawer with working key, which once opened reveals a match compartment, match strike and tray for spent matches and another smaller cedar lined compartment. The drawer is lucky enough to have been stamped with an English design registration number which allows us to date it accurately to 1904, Edwardian in era. Superb condition measuring 11″ x 8 1/2″ x 10 high. The item “Rare Antique English Oak Novelty Carriage Cigar Box / Humidor Reg. 1904″ is in sale since Monday, June 29, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “jamielucy” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Edwardian
- Age: 1904
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Primary Material: Wood
- Country/Region of Origin: United Kingdom
- Type: Boxes