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Did you know? Austro-Hungarian cabinet makers were considered some of the finest

Did you know that 19th century Austro-Hungarian cabinet makers were considered some of the finest across the continent?  Rightly so, as they took great pride in their work and went the extra mile by hand carving a moulded edge along the inner edges of drawers — something rather unique for cabinet makers of that period.

Take this fine example of a chest of drawers from Budapest that incorporates a drop down secrétaire.  With its handsome walnut root veneer and wonderful brass, the quality of its construction is readily apparent on the outside, but one look inside shows the careful attention to detail rarely seen in chests and found only at Mill House Antiques.  More than an ordinary experience.  #millhouseantiques #antiques


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Grand Budapest Finds

This winter our travels took us to Eastern Europe where we explored new markets.  While we did not enjoy the luxuries of the fictional Grand Budapest Hotel, we did enjoy the city of Budapest–a city of incredible charm and wonderful antiques.  We acquired two spectacular secrétaires, a flame mahogany cylinder desk and a walnut root abattant.  Neither an everyday find and only at Mill House Antiques.  More than ordinary experience.