Keeping up my routine, I visited the two local auction houses at the end of last week. Nothing spectacular but a reasonable assortment of interesting inventory. Like this item billed as a “campaign bed”:
This brass medallion identifies this as being made by W & S Wales of the UK:
I found this bit of information on several web sites:
“Cabinetta” campaign bed by maker W & S Wales. Used by high-ranking British officers in WWI and the Boer War. Solid mahogany bench and frame easily converts to canvas cot and includes cotton batting sleeping pad. Sturdy and easily transportable, has canvas carrying handles & folds down to form a small seat or table.
If it’s on the internet, it must be true…
I heard some other blog out there has been all about three legged furniture. I found this “Spanish” birthing chair at the same auction:
The cross-town auction house had stuff, too. This one confused me a bit. Is it a piano converted into a desk or a slant front desk built to look like an Eastlake, upright piano?
Drawers are NOT dovetailed.
Sure looks like it was a piano:
Another great old tube radio:
This last piece gives the column its name:
by the Enterprise Mfg. Co. of Philadelphia, PA, USA.
It was a multiuse device before Ron Popeil or Ronco.
Three machines in one. Fast and Easy to Use For…
Stuffing Sausage or other Meats into Casings
Pressing Lard from Cracklings
Pressing Juice from Grapes, Berries, Tomatoes and other Fruits and Vegetables.
To see more pictures of these items and the rest of the auctions, click HERE.