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Where the heck is the hidden compartment???

Posted by sooz (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 2, 09 at 10:39

You'll see a couple of photos of my "new" old desk at the link below.

The sister of the guy we got it from said that it used to belong to a couple of people she knew, and there was a hidden compartment. She didn't know if it was a drawer or little cubby or what. She is going to try and track them down to see if they remember anything.

I have been over the desk, inside and out, pressing, sliding, and pushing and I sure cannot find anything. I'll be the first to admit I'm not a detective ha ha.

Any ideas or suggestions??

Thanks in advance!


Here is a link that might be useful: Pix of desk here

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Where the heck is the hidden compartment???

A drawer may have a false back or bottom. There may be a hidden till at the rear of the desktop. Usually antique desks have a secret drawer (or two) that is disguised as a decorative feature. Your desk reminds me of similar that were carried by Sturbridge Yankee Workshop in the 70's.

RE: Where the heck is the hidden compartment???

That desk is not "old"...I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that there is no secret compartment.

RE: Where the heck is the hidden compartment???

Thanks, Casey, for the suggestions.

Lindac, I know it's not "old old" or an antique, but from what I've found out on the web, even newer desks are likely to have a secret or hidden compartment.


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