THE EYE OF THE PEACOCK
Secret Vintage Booksafe
By Oliver Barton Circa 1920
Re-imagined by Foolhouse!
The secret pocket that has been carved out of this thick vintage book has a secret message in it that reads –
“Fancy feathers may maketh a peacock but a booksafe doth fancy secrets unlock!”
Book pockets vary in depth. This particular book pocket is 102mm x 155mm x 36mm deep overall.
Hide something inside for yourself or a fancy friend. The perfect gift for one who loves books or is just plain sneaky!
Hide it amongst other books as the perfect decoy or put it on display.
Foolhouse’s character-filled vintage books are rescued and sourced for their alluring titles and covers – transformed into unique Secret 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 – 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. Some even include a little story written about secrets or secret hiding places, which we have devised ourselves inspired by the illustration on show. There’s even a meadow of faux grass and a wee miniature guardian that sneaks up on you and keeps your treasures safe!
These Foolhouse Secret Vintage Booksafes are a unique bespoke gift for any age. The rectangular cutouts are loved by adults, children and teens to hide their precious treasures in, phones or pocket money – and to look like they’re reading whilst playing on their screens!
Some are able to hide a passport, pills, contraception, money, love notes or anything of your musing! (Check pocket measurements for your specific ideas)
These have even been used for hiding engagement rings in as a proposal! Hide your wedding rings inside, Great Uncle Crispin’s war medals, a birthday voucher or gift, or leave it up to the one with the clandestine countenance to decide!
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