So, this blogger walks into an antique shop…
It really happened. Last weekend I walked into a shop and found chests that support both sides of the long axis/short axis backboard debate. Fortunately, they were both interesting chest in their own right and I’m not boring you for nothing.
First up is this fancy former tool chest:
Dovetailed with skirt and dust seal.
And what you’ve all been waiting for:
Evidence that there once was more:
The other chest is a more humble affair. I mean really humble, almost homely:
And the bottom:
And the till has a secret:
I liked the plinth. As them furniture writers might say, it has a certain naive, primitive quality: