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Have purchased an old antique key cabinet. Story was it came

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Hello, have purchased an old antique key cabinet. Story was it came from Adelaide gaol or an old gaol. Made from dark wood with a glass front. Has an old lock and three old hinges which look to be the part. On the back of cabinet painted is north south a,b,c,d etc with a hook for a key on each. 1.3m tall, 67cm wide, 27cm deep.
Is there a way to get more info
Don't have a problem on age authenticity but not sure where this cabinet came from?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 10 months ago.

Hi my name is***** you for coming to Just Answer.
I will be glad to help you today.
I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, Appraising, Antique shop owner, also buying and selling on today's current market. it is my pleasure to put my experience to work for you.

Is this cabinet marked? If not then there is no way to know where it came from. It can be valued for what it is, age, condition etc. But, there is no way to know what it was used for or where it came from.


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
There is a code on the side in white paint
see photo
not sure if that helps
Trying to prove it's from a prision. Ta
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 10 months ago.


There would be no way to know that without this being marked. I can value it but, cannot say it is from a prison.