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During the late 19th century, people of wealth began purchasing labor saving devices. Usually this included cook stoves, ice boxes, etc. to be used by the servants. If you were VERY wealthy, you would also have an ice box in the parlor. This would be used by the servants to attend to the family and guests. Because it would be seen by the public, it was made fancy and ornate to be a part of the furniture décor of the room. This is what I am selling here, what was during the time called a parlor ice box. The back of this ice box states that it was made by the Challenge Refrigerator Company in Grand Rapids Michigan. The model of this one was called New Grand. It is of the highest quality and style. I won't describe every little detail of the piece, please look at the photos carefully. The restoration of the piece is excellent with a smooth and even finish. Please note the lion heads (guardians) on either corner, massive paw feet, paneled sides, double serpentine mirror, and the original brass pulls, hinges, and name plate. The overall size of the ice box is 27 wide, 18 deep, and 52 high. Parlor ice boxes are not common and rarely offered for sale, especially in this condition. GREAT PIECE!!!!