Australian cedar meat safe
Australian cedar meat safe

Australian cedar meat safe

This full cedar meat safe dates from around 1850 has been fully restored and repolished. There is a lovely back story to this piece. An Italian migrant family came to Australia after the Second World War and settled in Footscray, a suburb of Melbourne. Having very little, they puchased secondhand furniture and this Australian cedar meat safe served them well, up until around the turn of the 21st century. The meat safe had been painted a few times, in situ, so much so that when it was picked up, the lino came up with it. The story goes to show that good quality antique furniture can be useful, good for the environment and good to look at. This piece features a shelf to the palladian back carried on turned supports. There is a full width drawer above two doors and it stands on turned legs. The height is 1360mm, width 915mm and the depth is 445mm.