A Grand English Victorian Cigar Cabinet in Burr Walnut made by Gillows of Lancaster and London, circa 1840. Built in the style of the early campaign furniture with clean lines and side brass carrying handles. The lock is stamped BRAMAH of LONDON, Joseph Bramah designed the round lock in 1784. The mechanism operated by a tubular key, of such complexity and security, that he put it in his shop window and offered a reward of 200 guineas to anyone who could open it. The cigar box itself is stamped GILLOWS. Gillows of Lancaster and London also known as Gillow & Co was founded in 1730 by Robert Gillow. Pieces by Gillows can now be seen in many world class museums and great houses open to the public such as Tatton Park.