There is an auction house about 90 minutes from my house. They have two auctions a month most months. One tends to be a bit ordinary while the other is nearly extraordinary. Problem is that it is 90 minutes away. Driving there, taking pictures and driving back will take up most of a day.Even I have other things to do and can only make it a few times a year.
I made it out there in July and was not disappointed. It was such a big auction that I broke it up into two sets. The preview of the first set starts with a secret compartment in this desk:
The prospect slides out revealing some secret storage:
With two drawers and a niche:
This desk has no prospect:
A prospect door but empty behind it:
A small ordinary seeming wall box:
What you don’t have is this kind of hinge:
There was a slightly wild bracket foot:
Bellflowers of a different style:
And a 150 year old pocket screw.
To see the rest of Part One, click HERE.