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Secret Booksafe and Book Sculpture

By Sapper – 1950 Edition

and Foolhouse!

An adorable pair!

The secret pocket that has been carved out of this story is in the shape of an adorable bulldog! Perfect for hiding a gift, jewelery or pocket money in!

I managed to rescue the bulldog out of this book, all 125 pages of him and install him safely inside a glass cloche to guard your secrets within the booksafe close by!

The perfect gift for someone you know who has a bulldog, is a bulldog or as the chapter heading is ‘He takes Tea at the Carlton’ – a softie on the inside! Display it open on the bookshelf or hide it amongst other books as the perfect decoy.

Give it to your vintage dog loving friend as a whimsical surprise.

Foolhouse’s character-filled vintage books are rescued and sourced for their alluring titles and covers – transformed into unique secret treasure book safes. Each one is a limited edition – a one-off! All are given a Foolhouse bookplate so that you can write a message to yourself or dedicate the instant heirloom to a lucky gift recipient!

All books come complete with their original inscriptions or bookplate awards and are personality filled with individual weathering and foxing giving them a unique – all the better to fool those burglars with and easily passed over on the book shelf!

Every Foolhouse booksafe is lovingly carved and glued and enhanced by vintage ribbon bookmarks. Plus, inside every book, a vintage illustration is specifically chosen to line the secret pocket.

These Foolhouse Secret Vintage Booksafes are a unique bespoke gift for anyone of any age.

These have even been used for hiding engagement rings in as a proposal! Hide your wedding rings inside, Great Uncle Crispin’s lucky golf tee, a pet’s old dog tags or leave it up to the one with the clandestine countenance to decide!

The quirkier shaped carvings lend themselves to hiding appropriate sized secrets to fit.

Book pockets vary in depth. This particular book pocket is 20mm deep.

BTW. If you’ve managed to read this far, you will find out that I often have many more secret vintage booksafes on my shelf in the studio or in the process of being made-up, so please if you’re looking for something special for someone special, email me at hello@foolhouse.com.au and enquire as to what I have that has not made it up onto my website yet. I can send you photos of what i have or I can let you know what custom options can be done to fulfil a special wish.

Additional information

Weight .351 kg
Dimensions 20 x 30 x 20 cm


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