Jan 10, 2013, 01:46 PM
Very interesting find; my mother-in-laws maiden name is Blaney and we live not far away (Worcester county in MA). I'll have to ask about family history as I only know her parents names, nothing beyond.
Jan 10, 2013, 02:06 PM
Fairburn Agate hunter & Metal Detectorist
Haven't read anything here about the desk. From the looks of it, there could be some serious money just selling that desk. It looks very old and many just love to
redo old things like that and pay good money for the chance. Just a thought. Remember the saying "One Mans Trash - Another Mans Treasure".
Feb 05, 2013, 06:10 AM
Thank you! What a find. You have also helped me a great deal. My father died just a two short weeks ago at 86 years of age. I now own his home. It is filled with all sorts of wonderful things and trash. The Dining room and Master Bedroom furniture was made by two Craftmen from Boston around 1860. There is a CW era rocking chair stashed in the cellar. My Mom used to rock us kids to sleep in that chair! It was made in PA around 1864 or so. There are also three small tables. I know two of them are from England. They are wonderful to look at. I'd say that they were made around 1890 to 1920. The third one is from France. I have no idea of a date on this piece. Mom aways called it the Harp table because it has a Harp like thing built into it just above its legs. Now reading about your fine desk find I remembered that my Mom had a upright CW desk that she called a "Secretary." She bought it when she was a young girl for $5 dollars. Its very ornate for its period. It has a small hand made mirror in its top as well as two shelves for small books in it bottom. The drop open front is solid wood hanging on brass hinges and arms. Just below this is one drawer. I didn't remember seeing it when I was in his place to get his Will. Just took a quick run over to his place and I found it! He has it stashed on the side porch. It is a fully enclosed porch but there isn't any heat out there. I hope all the horse glue joints didn't break apart. There are also many artifacts from the Civil War, The War of 1812, and WWII in his home. I just have to find them. All this stuff isn't "treasure" like you guys find but to me this stuff is priceless.
Last edited by Golden Nugget; Feb 05, 2013 at 06:12 AM.
Feb 25, 2013, 12:40 PM
I was looking forward to hearing some updates about this. Is there any new info?
Apr 14, 2013, 07:39 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 8 pieces
Gold= 2 Rings
Mar 02, 2014, 07:05 PM
"Diggin with Kap" on Youtube!
I find this so intriguing I'm sure it brings you right back to that time in history.
"You can observe a lot by just watching."-Yogi Berra
Aug 21, 2014, 01:33 PM
Not trying to bring up ancient history, but I just read through this entire thread and it's absolutely insane!!! Soooo amazing!!! I have to know if there are any updates or anything to this story. Does the OP still post on TNet?? Wow wow wow that's incredible! !!
Aug 29, 2014, 10:24 PM
No, you do not use "Gorilla glue" to "fix" a headstone.
Originally Posted by MD Dog
Oct 07, 2014, 08:15 AM
Nov 01, 2014, 07:20 PM
Wow I can't even imagine having that much history on my property! I thought that living on an old homestead from the 1860's was fantastic! We haven't found anything that even comes close!!! Congratulations on your historical find! That desk is absolutely amazing!
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