Looking through unreleased photo sets on Flickr, I found yet another till with a secret. I know it’s hard to believe but they were fairly common with only the technique changing slightly.
This chest looks innocent enough. A dovetailed blanket chest:
with its till on the left.
Suspiciously, the till is deeper on the outside than the inside, always a clue. A bit of experimentation reveals the drawer:
In this case, the dado on the right, (back) of the chest, is deeper. You slide the till front to the right (rear) and left side a (toward the front) swings clear of the case and is free. Like this:
I am impressed with the number of different ways that furniture makes have found to almost hide things. At least the ones I have found. There is a desk in Danville, PA that has a secret compartment we haven’t cracked yet.
There are other items in this set like this blanket chest with no (known) secret compartments:
Here we have somebody’s partial collection of coffee grinders:
Lots more to see at my Flickr that you can find HERE.