Antique 19th century hand carved Black Forest cigar cabinet, not a humidor of course, the old wood - but a cigar presentation box, large in size at 10" long. This one is superb, has a wheat basket carved in front for matches, too. And the original old lock and working key. Our photos show it well, but it's really more charming in person. We've had smaller examples of these cigar boxes before, but this one is just spectacular and my favorite. Made as a cabin, house, chalet, the old board-carved roof lifts up and hinges back to reveal the tray which is made to hold 24 good large-sized cigars. We'd estimate this one is c.1880-1915, and it presents beautifully.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. You can look our photos over to see that it really hasn't much of anything by way of chip or losses. I see no restoration. Measurements are noted on the photos. The wonderful addition of the kindling barrel out front (match holder) just adds to the charm, as does the rounded barrel-like door. Working lock, original key (far as we can tell - it operates smoothly). The overall measurements is 10" x 8.5" at base and it is 7.5" tall, closed. Those are full-sized cigars, about 6" long. Holes for 24 in the lift-out fitted compartment tray. You could remove it and use for other purposes, of course, but it was originally made as a cigar chest, serving box.
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If you've followed us for a while you know I'm a big fan of the old hand carved "Black Forest" items that come to us from 19th century Switzerland, Germany, parts of France and Italy, where they pleased the Grand Tour tourists and still please us all today. These hand carved treasures range from whimsical small bears to large and elaborate mantel clocks, wall clocks, wall plaques showing the most awesome anatomical studies of stag, fowl, "fruits of the hunt". I've got more to list so look through the vast collection. I've just used quite a few piece in our own 2nd home decoration , Rocky Mountains location, and love the look as well as the heritage since my own ancestors hail from that region and others. The pieces work well in Country Manor, French Country, Ski Lodge or Hunt Lodge and even in a den or office. Everything from a pocket watch case to huge plaques - from needle and thread holders to cigar caddy - these decorative objects survive today a testament to the artisan's craft of carving wood.
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