Friday, 21 December 2012
Three collages and a mysterious antique chest
abulous chest dating from the late 1700s/early 1800. When he bought it the chest was locked and the elderly couple had no idea where the key was, but thought it contained letters. The escutcheon showed signs that someone had tried to force it open, but been unable to. We took it to a locksmith and he was able to open it. We decided to sell it with its contents as it obviously belonged to a Count and certainly came from a very grand house, possibly a chateau. So do take a look at his ebay site to see what's in it by clicking on the little picture of Brocante buys near the top on the right hand side. I was amazed.