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Authentic 1912 Restored Swiss FEDERAL BANK BOX
Fully restored original Swiss Bank Box from the legendary vault of the Swiss Federal Bank

Become the owner of a stunning original 1912 Swiss bank box from the Swiss Federal Bank. Beautiful with its fully restored numbered brass cover, these are the most beautiful antique bank boxes anywhere in Switzerland, never offered for sale before. We were able to save a small number when the old Swiss Federal Bank vault was transformed and its content moved to a new facility in 2004. What these boxes contained, nobody can tell today. Each safe deposit box probably had several clients over the years or were willed across generations and remained in the same family. People from all over the world use these boxes to store some of their most precious possessions. Jewels, works of art, compromising documents, love letters, gold or platinum bars, cash in various currencies and bearer securities. We only have a handful of these boxes on hand - buy one now from our online shop and hurry before somebody else takes it from you!

Your box opens front and top on hinges. Each box has a unique numbered brass cover.

We also have a few larger boxes - 145mm / 5.5'' high. These were reserved to the bank's more important clients and are the size of a large shoebox.

We can customize your box by lining it with padded velvet, either black or burgundy or you can send us your own fabric.
This box is hugely popular in Swiss banks and law offices to display Swiss 'gold bar' chocolates. We can send you the chocolates laid out like on the picture for a small extra charge - see below.

Swiss gold bar Chocolates
42 gold bar chocolates containing each 2 individually wrapped 10gr/0.3oz delicious Swiss chocolates. The chocolates are set on a base inside the box in two layers of 7x3 chocolates each. Beautiful display! You can order more chocolates later if you want.

Velvet Lining
For a small extra charge, a Swiss artisan will line you box with a beautiful black or burgundy velvet on a padded cushion. The entire box inside walls will be covered. We need 2 weeks turnaround and you can also send us your own fabric.

These boxes have served continuously for almost a century and showed serious wear and tear. We have a Swiss artisan take each box apart and repolish the metal to restore the original shine while preserving the ancient look. The boxes are retinned and the brass cover is lacquered to keep its shiny look maintenance-free. We also apply a transparent lacquer on the body of some boxes so you won't need to polish them in the future.

This is the real thing. Swiss bank accounts are secrets shared by a handful of the richest men in the world who have quietly been using the high-class services of Swiss banks for over 200 years. The Swiss safe deposit box is the most secret part of the bank because not even the Swiss banker knows what the client stores in his box. What will you store in your box?

 Metric   Imperial
Weight1600gr3.5 lb  

(Approximate measurements, each box being slightly different as they were made by hand)

When you buy this box you are securing a beautiful piece of Swiss banking history for yourself and to pass on to your children after you. Each box is unique and there is no other box with the same number. Once it's gone you will never have another opportunity to buy it. The more you read, the more you realize why people are crazy about these legendary Swiss bank boxes.

Do you already know what you will store in your Swiss bank box?

Swiss banks never sell these boxes normally as they are part of their safe deposit vaults. Even more unique, these boxes are from the Swiss Federal Bank that has closed its doors more than 50 years ago. These boxes are very popular amongst Swiss and international lawyers, bankers and collectors. We have only a VERY LIMITED NUMBER of these boxes. If you like this box, buy it now and because the opportunity to get yourself one of these legendary boxes might never come again. Each box is unique and numbered - when you buy it, it will never be available to anybody else ever again.

The Swiss Federal Bank
Your box comes from the Lausanne branch of the Swiss Federal Bank (Eidgenössische Bank / Banque Fédérale) and were in use from 1912 until 2004. The Federal Bank issued its own banknotes and was one of the largest Swiss banks until it was acquired by UBS. The bank's vault, built by Fichet, was moved to the UBS regional headquarters across the road. When UBS moved to a larger building across the road in 2004 we were able to secure exclusive rights to this famed vault. The Banque Fédérale share certificates (above) are considered by collectors to be the most decorative on the Swiss market.

© Swiss Banking Antiques Mizan & Co.
Each Banque Fédérale box bears the original unique number of its safe deposit box.
© Musée historique de la ville de Lausanne.
1920s picture of the front door of the Swiss Federal Bank branch in Lausanne where your box came from.
The authenticity certificate delivered with the box gives you a lot of historical background about the bank and its vault.

© Bürgerbibliothek Bern
When the Swiss Federal Bank was founded in 1863, the bank was headquarted in this building in downtown Bern, a stone-throw from the Swiss Federal Council whose former President was the bank's founder.
© Baugeschichte Archiv Zürich
After a shareholder coup the bank's headquarters moved to a huge building on Bahnhofstrasse, the most expensive street on the Swiss Monopoly. Above, an etching of the bank's safe deposit vault in Zurich with the bank's trademark Fichet bank boxes.

What did your box contain? Who owned it? I don't know, but most probably there were extremely precious items such as gold coins, bearer bonds, official documents, cash or works of art.

What will you put in your box?
These boxes are very popular with Swiss & international bankers, notaries, attorney and collectors. Our clients use their boxes as displays in their offices, to store precious or beloved documents, collectors' items or chocolates. We have lady clients who use their boxes to store scarves and jewels. Many people who collect coins, books, old documents, banknotes and a countless other antiques and collectibles just love to store it. But if you are reading this, you must already have an idea of what you will put in your Swiss bank box, right?

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«Excellent item - a great talking point, and very well packed too!»
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We are Swiss citizens and speak fluent English and travel regularly to the United States. We sell items to US clients every week - you are dealing with a reliable Swiss merchant.

PAYMENT - You can pay us in US dollars through PAYPAL, an American company that offers 100% BUYER PROTECTION. I also accept bank transfers to my Swiss bank account - all bank charges at buyer's costs.

REFUNDS - If you are not 100% satisfied with this item for any reason you are welcome to return it within 7 DAYS and I'll give you a full refund minus shipping and handling. Please use the original packaging when returning an item and the shipping to your address and back is at your cost and in the original packaging.

The pictures on this page are not of the actual item. The number differs and of course none of the props in the pictures are included unless expressly mentioned. This is an authentic Swiss banking antique that has been used for decades and it proudly bears scratches and patina.

We do not represent in any way the bank where this item was used nor the firm that originally manufactured it nor do we have any details about the security of the banks - these are antiques sold for collecting purpose items.

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Prices can change without notice. Each item is unique and can be different than the general descriptions found on this website. If in doubt please check the price list for an exact description. We do not represent in any form the firms who originally manufactured these items nor the banks who used them. These items are sold for collecting and decorative purposes only.
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