ANTIQUE ICE BOX REFRIGERATOR UNIT
Dating from CIRCA 1890, this solid wood Ice Box was originally reported to be a gift from Harry Selfridge.
It has an upper chamber where the ice would be placed, this is metal lined with a small drain that runs out the back of the fringe for the melted ice water to escape. The lid of the ice chamber is easily removed or tilted back to replace ice.
The bottom chamber is chilled by the ice chamber above, the cold air generated from the ice box keeps the lower chamber cool and dry.
The unit retains all of its original hardware, including the locking handle catch, which is still in full working order.
This is a lovely piece of history that makes a beautiful piece of furniture, but can still be used as a ice box.