Jewelry Safe

Date:
c. 1875
Artist:
Marvin Safe Co.
Medium:
Painted cast iron, birds-eye maple, velvet
Credit Line:
Gift of Jane E. Fortmann, 2000

The painted decoration on this safe reflects age-old associations of women with jewelry and flowers. Sometimes called boudoir safes, these diminutive strongholds could be used as part of the furnishings in a guest bedroom. Marvin Safes operated in New York City for over 50 years.