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Circa 1900, mahogany, case with inlaid brass escutcheon, brass lock having mark of Yale and Town, brass scroll double handles, and molded base, opens to a divided interior, fitted with four handblown glass stoppered decanters with gilt vine decoration, includes key.
11 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.
Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company was established in 1868 by Linus Yale and Henry Towne in Stamford, Connecticut. Linus Yale was the inventor of the tumbler lock. By 1929, Yale & Towne became the largest lock manufacturer in the world, establishing an exclusive showroom for its products in the newly built Chrysler Building in New York, and expanded to include branches in Canada and England.
Some stable shrinkage cracks and scratches to case exterior; some water spots to upper lid; bottles with hairlines to necks and/or base, some with associate glued repairs; wear to felt interior.