"Beautiful 18th Century Secret Box."Beautiful secret box in waxed solid walnut wood. French work from the second half of the 18th century. This large box presents a double "secret"; a system of lag bolts in the lateral uprights makes it possible to fix the assembly in or on another piece of furniture or other wooden support; these lag bolts are aimed with a key (shown in photo) only when the box is open. The second "secret" consists of a wooden box hidden in a double bottom which can be discovered by turning the box over and unscrewing the bottom from the outside using 4 very discreet small screws. The quality of the workmanship of this piece allows it to be attributed to an urban cabinetmaker; families of famous 18th century cabinetmakers, such as the Haches in Grenoble, made this type of cabinet. Beautiful condition of the house and nice patina; some old scratches that could be removed by light sanding according to taste but this piece is in its own juice and very beautiful as well. The key and the lock are original and work; ditto for the hinges and side handles in polished iron. Interior in old crimson silk velvet.