Here for sale is a stunning rare bank of Japanned Metal deed boxes bearing the label for Jones Brothers and Co Ltd Wolverhampton.
Jones brothers was founded in 1853. The Jones brothers had all worked as Japanners, a technique popular from the 17th century where a strong black finish is produced on wood or metal.
Jone Brother and Company was incorporated around 1902 and specialised in enamelled articles and pressed tin goods.
We have to assume that these deed boxes were manufactured by the company, possibly for their own use or as a sold product.
The four boxes are mounted in a heavy steel frame. They can be removed for use. Each box has a lock with it's own key. The boxes are numbered. At some point in the history, some of the numbers have been overpainted. This is part of their history and so we haven't attempted to remove the overpaint.
The frame and boxes together makes a combined piece with scale and impact which could be used in a retail display setting or in an interior as a unique feature piece.
The lower deed box has marks to the front and dents on the metal. There are marks and signs of use to all of the deed boxes. The keys are all working. Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.
We are a family company and love sourcing unusual pieces which bring a burst of individual style to the most modern of interiors, creating interiors with soul!
Dimensions are approximate
Total cabinet 68 cm width, 50 cm depth, 207 cm height
Individual box 62 cm width, 47 cm depth, 47 cm height