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You might remember this screen desk from the A Mystery Solved blog back in December:

Secretaire en portefeuille

Secretaire en portefeuille

It was at a local antique mall. I understand that the dealer died because the next time I saw it was at the local auction house:

Look familiar?

Look familiar?

Well, I just saw it back in the same antique mall in a different booth. It was so successful the first time there they brought it back.

Same shop, different booth. At least the auctioneer made money.

Same shop, different booth. At least the auctioneer made money.

Remember this one from the same auction last week:

They said it was a gout stool. I had my doubts.

They said it was a gout stool. I had my doubts.

It is now at the same mall, different booth. The new owner claims it’s a juicer.

It's a juicer, just CLICK to see the tag. $175.

It’s a juicer, just CLICK to see the tag. $175.

And here’s the spout.

This is where the juice drains.

This is where the juice drains.

A few other interesting things from the same mall. One is this chest:

Interesting legs.

Interesting legs.

Then there is this other chest built from used packing crates:

Click to see the inside of the chest and learn its past.

Click to see the inside of the chest and learn its past.

From another shop in the area is this French mailbox:

Click for a side view.

Click for a side view.

And this equally French china:

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The china is interesting but the pintle hings is fascinating:

Click for an alternate view of the hinge.

Click for an alternate view of the hinge.

Finally, saving the best for last:

Betcha they're French. Click to enlarge.

Betcha they’re French. Click to enlarge.

Who wouldn’t want a set of poodle knife rests? For your mothers. Favorite aunts. Slightly odd fathers. Christmas is coming. At $475 for the set, that’s less than $40 per poodle.