But first the back stories. My last auction and antiques blog is actually from February 20th of this year. It has been sitting out there on flickr until either I needed it or I came up with a narrative. I finally came up with a narrative and blogged it.
Story 2: On Monday I got a call from a friend asking I wanted to go about an hour north to visit some interesting furniture in a shop that is open by appointment only. It sounded to me like a plan. Well, he mumbles, I am part deaf and we were talking on cellphones. Hilarity ensued. I went up there. He wasn’t there. The shop wasn’t open. On my second call to him we connected. He was thinking Tuesday of next week. I went up a week early. Things happen.
Suddenly I had a few hours to kill before my scheduled quarterly haircut. I looked around and found a few small antiques shops. At the first shop I walked into, I saw something familiar. Remember this one from the last blog:
This is what I saw:
It’s just odd that a piece I had ignored for six months shows up again so quickly after I remembered it.
This dresser was there too:
Then there was a blog recently about a till in a chest, A Drawer Might Have Been Easier.
In the lower level of the same mall, I found a contemporary example of a “secret” compartment. I offer this as only an example.
Maybe concealed is a better word. The till front rides in the dadoes and just lifts out. One unique thing is that the till lid is inset (lies within the till) as opposed to the typical overlay door (sits atop the till). It does use the usual pintle hinge.
To round out this blog and make sure you get your money’s worth, I’m throwing in two more wall boxes. Both from the same local shop that had the last set. This one is billed as a candle box:
Then there is this one with a mirror:
And finally another poll. I found this in a drawer in another antiques shop: