About as fine as they get, this large Burr Walnut cigar cabinet is a magnificent quality box beautifully made.
Each corner has a carved column with a polished brass base and brass mounts around the columns, all beautifully hand engraved. All of the drawer pulls are again hand-engraved.
This cabinet would have come from a very fine house, this type of box was used for entertaining, the top two drawers easily accessed by releasing the top (unlocked) shorter bar. These two drawers would have been placed on the table, you can see that they are finished in burr walnut on all sides, used to serve; the underside reveals Satinwood used to finish.
The bottom (locked) drawers are accessed with the working key releasing the long bar which then allows the drawers to be accessed. Various cigars would be stored in these drawers and a variety placed in the top two drawers ready for table service by the Butler.
The interior of the drawers is lined in Cedar wood which is what kept cigars fresh; this is not officially a Humidor as these are modern inventions to regulate the humidity within; it is the Cedar lining that did this job well over 100 years ago. Each of the drawers has an adjustable / removable divider to customise the interior's configuration. The drawers will accommodate a maximum cigar length of 6 1/4".
Truly the finest in excellent condition, minor wear commensurate with age. Dating to the late Victorian period.
The footprint measures 17 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 15" tall.
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Finest Antique, English Burr Walnut and Brass Cigar Cabinet / Humidor c.1880