While doing laundry today I looked at something that has been sitting in the corner of the basement since I moved in to this house.
I moved to this house in 2006 and never paid much attention to this cabinet in the corner of the basement. I used it as a place to put things but never really thought too much about it until recently. I've been growing fond of old things and this cabinet intrigued me. Today, I lugged the thing upstairs and started cleaning it. Paint was chipping off of it left and right along with the years and years worth of dust and dirt. But the more I cleaned it the more I fell in love with it.
The previous owners left this nugget behind as I guess it meant nothing to them at the time. Perhaps it was another previous owners cabinet? I have no idea but what I do know is that this house was built in 1940 -- could it be that old?
It's an odd little cabinet with an enamel top, a hidden sliding shelf, a drawer that is divided, and a cabinet that has a metal rack inside it. There are no markings on it whatsoever, nor a date or manufacturer either. Maybe it was handmade?
My question is do you know what this cabinet is? What it could have been used for? Have you ever seen one before?
While cleaning it the two remaining feet on it actually fell off but the one came off intact. After cleaning it, I saw the words, "Bassic Nomar" on it. When looking it up, all I could find is that they are vintage.
Inside this cabinet I found two metal bowls that are definitely showing signs of age, but vintage all the same..
Now, here's the next question..
How would you restore it? Or, would you restore it at all?
For the time being, I have it displayed in my living room just like it is, but now cleaned as well as the coffeepot that I found in my attic.. apparently another hidden treasure left behind..
I'd love to hear your thoughts!