A historical item gets a lavish makeover fit for the super rich
We've brought some exceptionally lavish items to your attention before, from gold-clad cell phones to tablets adorned with dinosaur bones, so it should go without saying that the fabulously wealthy need places to store such items. But, as you can imagine, not just any lock and key will please the world's elite. At least that's what luxury retailer Boca Do Lobo appears to be suggesting with the reveal of the limited edition, gold-dipped Millionaire Safe.
The one-of-a-kind 19th century treasure chest is actually made of a mahogany, which was then wrapped in brass. The safe's creation dates back to the gold rush of 1849, and since its creation it has survived several break-in attempts — the wounds of which it still bears. It has only recently been completely refurbished and then dipped in gold, making it a historical artifact that only the richest of the rich would consider buying.
We've all seen plenty of heist movies over the years, and if there's one thing we've never seen, it's a band of thieves interested more in a safe itself than its contents. The Boca Do Lobo safe could pose an interesting target for a would-be robber, and it would be hard to ignore the value of the piece in favor of whatever trinkets may reside within. The retailer isn't openly advertising the ostentatious item's sale price, but given its name, we imagine seven figures is not out of the question.
[via Born Rich]
This article originally appeared on Tecca
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