Good morning, the coffee is on and the Tea Gang is waiting over at Elizabeth's blog. This morning I have a puzzle for you to work out while you sip your beverage of choice. You can see mine. I am trying something other than French Roast this morning.
While poking around in a thrift shop I came across this interesting cabinet.
I placed it next to a door in the photo so you could get an idea of the size. Not really very useful sitting on the floor.
Look carefully at the center and you will see one little knob is missing, I accepted that. Notice also that the shelf and top are scored to display something like a dish standing up. The problem was neither the staff at the shop or I could get the cabinet open. It looks like 2 doors on the bottom section but on close inspection there was no center opening for the doors, they appeared to be fake. We jiggled it, we felt under and around it. Couldn't find a lock. Finally I used a credit card to run through what I could see was an opening at the top of the "doors". I was trying to find a lock mechanism and discovered
if you lift the 2nd peg from the right (the only movable peg)
the front section drops down. (See that locking peg?)
To add to the mystery on the inside on the right is a rather large iron ring.
On the back there is a metal piece to hang it by. At least that's what it looks like but the whole piece is so heavy it would be dicey to try to hang it in my opinion.
So why did I spend about $20 on it? I simply had to take it home with me because it was such a curiosity. So what is it? I don't have a clue and no one where I bought it had any idea either. Anyone want to take a guess?