Chats on Household Curios

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Author: Fred W. Burgess
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,792 / 167 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 32.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 353
Added to site: 2008.05.03
mnybks.net#: 20736
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History

There is a peculiar charm about the relics found in an old home—a home from which many generations of fledglings have flown. As each milestone in family history is passed some once common object of use or ornament is dropped by the way. Such interesting mementoes of past generations accumulate, and in course of time the older ones become curios.

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rtment in one corner of the chest her jewels and coin of the realm--if she possessed any--was then a prominent piece of furniture. The oak chest, rendered formidable with its massive lock and bolts, opened with a ponderous key, was the chosen receptacle in after-years as a treasure chest, and regarded as the safest place in which to keep valuable documents and other property. In the Public Record Office may be seen the old iron box in which the Domesday Book was kept for many centuries. The old City Companies have their treasure chests still; and boxes studded over with iron nails and fitted with large hasps and locks are pointed out in many old houses as passports to family standing.

The household curios which a collector seeks include objects of utility and ornament. Many of them are associated with household work, and quite a number of one-time kitchen and culinary utensils, as well as those which were once cherished in the best parlour or withdrawing-room, are found places among such curios. During

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