Beautiful vintage wall telephone made of wood in the early 1900s (circa 1910). This wonderful telephone, very original and old, has been completely restored and treated so it can properly boast its great beauty. The wood showed traces of woodworm attack, but it has been eradicated and nowadays is free of any presence of the insect. Moreover the wood has been reinforced and the original color and glow have been recovered so the telephone is just as attractive as when it was made.This telephone is an undoubtedly decorative item but it is also a functional piece, as it has been adapted to use it with domestic standard phone lines. In order to do so the inner mechanism was removed and a mechanism of the 1950s was inserted instead. This one is perfect to be connected to current phone lines (non digital). Just like one hundred years ago, the user will have to listen through the mobile receiver and talk to the mouthpiece attached to the wooden frame, just under the bells. The metal parts have also been thoroughly cleaned and look almost flawless.The dialing disk bears white numbers on a black background, and the bakelite pieces (receiver and mouthpiece) are also black. The combination of the reddish warm wood and the cold shiny metal is efficient and decorative, and turns this clock into a remarkable piece. Under the disk, a wooden box with sloped lid plays a double role: the lid is a small writing desk to write notes, and under this piece, a door can be opened to reveal a small cupboard designed to store paper, pens and/or notebooks.This wonderful vintage telephone is an old and original item bound to be the protagonist of any home. It is surely an exceptional piece, charming and decorative.Measurements: Width: 200 mm. Height: 500 mm. Depth (box without lid): 120 mm.