Hello, and welcome to the Season 4, Episode 08 of the Bones & Bobbins Podcast!
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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 4, Episode 08: Where Did You Find That Key? Secret Drawers, Hidden Compartments, and Locked Cabinets
S04E08: The secret drawers, hidden compartments, and locked cabinets nestled into pieces of antique furniture.
Because, who doesn’t want an excuse to look for indoor treasures on a crisp, cloudy fall day?
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Haley: Hidden Hiding Spots in Antique Furniture
- EightFoldFox’s Spooky Table Update on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CxquLOxvw1u/
- 17th century guard dog gate (?) built into staircase wall: the_great_house_exmoor: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cx-ARhVLZDF
- Where to Find Secret Compartments in Antique Furniture: https://www.antiquetrader.com/furniture/where-to-find-tricky-little-spaces-in-older-pieces
- Secret Storage: Exploring the Hidden Side of Antique Furniture: https://journalofantiques.com/features/secret-storage-exploring-hidden-side-antique-furniture/
- Pennsylvania Spice Box Jewelry Cabinet with Hidden Compartments: https://www.ebay.com/itm/386171373020
- Antique Mahagoney Desk 30s drop front 4 drawer claw feet hidden compartments: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284703022849
- Country Sheraton/Hepplewhite Dresser and Deck with Four (4) Hidden Compartments: https://www.ebay.com/itm/374974370653
- Henkel Harris Georgian Solid Mahogany Secretary Desk W/ Hidden Compartments! https://www.ebay.com/itm/275975397473
- Antique Oak Library Desk: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1554093287/antique-oak-library-desk-japanned-copper
- Prohibition Cabinet [Another rabbit hole we might want to go down!]: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1302647328/prohibition-cabinet-vintage-bar-cabinet
- Magnificent desk with hundreds of drawers that was built for Louis Bonaparte: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X76u7A-7×0
- Discover ‘creative genius’ David Roentgen’s (Rut again) extraordinary 18th-century furniture: https://www.christies.com/en/stories/discover-creative-genius-david-roentgen-s-extraord-7d5cb7bc1a33417b967445e2ae838f01
- Rolltop Desk by David Roentgen: Demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG8aDJPlSLU
- The Roentgens’ Berlin Secretary Cabinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKikHxKeodA
- What the secrets buried in an antique desk revealed about my family: https://www.ft.com/content/4f66b054-8ddf-11ea-a8ec-961a33ba80aa