Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for an attractive late 19th or early 20th Century oak cigarette/cigar box or humidor with three lift-top compartments with fitted interiors. The box is made of quarter-sawn oak with beveled top edges and a brass handle on center top. The box is called a humidor although it does not have an “hygrometer” inside to measure and maintain proper humidity and can only be used for normal storage. The box does have an unusual feature in the form of a brass striking plate on the inside lid of each side section used for lighting matches. The box has excellent brass hinges on each section that open and close correctly. There is a locking mechanism on the center section and when the side sections are closed first, the center section will lock each section closed. Box has a brass plaque attached on the back lower edge that reads Alexander Clark, Fenchurch St. Measures 5″ high, 12″ long and 8 deep. Weighs 4.3 pounds. This nice humidor box is in excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws. The original protective cover that would have been on the bottom of the box has been removed with evidence of cover remaining that we have not tried to remove. The key locking mechanism is intact and key is provided. The dog is brass with a gilded finish and glass eyes. The roof of the house is hinged and it opens and closes correctly. The wooden body is oak with a light finish and has ebonized (dark stained) wood trimmed corners, top and bottom edges and around key hole. Measures 5 3/8″ high (at sides of roof), 6 1/2″ high (to peak of roof), 9 1/2″ long (base platform) and 7″ wide (base platform). Weighs 2.5 pounds. This unusual cigar box is in very good to excellent Estate condition with no major flaws. There are a few minor signs of normal wear to the box including one area on the ebonized edge of the box (left side near front) where there is a minor section with wear to the varnish and a couple of faint streaks on the same side of roof where there is wear to the varnish, however, both areas are hardly noticed. There is also expected wear to the gilded finish on the dog. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item “Oak 3-Compartment Cigarette / Cigar Box, Fitted Interior, c. 1900″ is in sale since Friday, January 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “antiquesandmooresales” and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Humidor
- Primary Material: Oak
- Age: 1900-1940
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: United Kingdom