So on top of this wicked awesome house, the people we bought it from left us some "hidden" treasures. I'll be throwing them in randomly to help keep this going a bit, especially as I start school tomorrow.
Here's the first hidden treasure. This giant armoire(?). No info, no
markings, have no idea when it was brought in to the house, just that it
looks fairly old but not ancient. I say that because I doubt a
*really* old armoire would have had any type of glass, let alone a
mirror this size...
There was some serious head scratching about how to move it... We wanted
to put it in a different room. I noticed it was kinda shaky- when you
open the door the whole thing shifts to the side. I got to looking an
it turns out the whole thing breaks down into much smaller pieces rather
easily. Loosen a couple of "nuts" on the top, and a couple more on the
bottom, and viola.
The whole top pops off.
The sides could easily come off too, but this made it short enough to fit through the doorways.
Has some pretty cool carvings,
And dovetail fittings.
Has a wooden "lock box" inside behind the door, and then the drawers on
the front. The lock box looks like it was added later but still has
working skeleton key locks.
Any ideas on age or manufacturer?