LIFE & VOYAGES
of Christopher Columbus
Secret Vintage Booksafe
by Washington Irving
Hide your escape money or any secrets you may have that will fit! These have even been used for hiding wedding rings and cufflinks! Great Uncle Crispin’s war medals, a birthday voucher or gift, or leave it up to the one with the clandestine countenance to decide! Children and teens love receiving them with a few dollars hidden inside!
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. We have also put a new bookplate inside the book for you to sign and date if it is being given as a special gift.
Last but not least most of our booksafes have a meadow of faux grass at the base of the pocket, if the shape allows it but all booksafes contain a wee character to guard all your precious treasures. One can never be too careful!
These Foolhouse Secret Vintage Booksafes are a unique bespoke gift for anyone of any age.
Book pockets vary in depth. This one is 37mm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.