Seems like most households had one of these when we were growing up. It would have a stately presence on the coffee table or mantle when company came over, sitting next to a large ashtray of course.
Cast Iron Stoves
For many reasons, including fire risk and air pollution, cast iron stoves have been phased out in most homes.
These beautifully intricate lamps are collector’s items today, but few survive in good original condition since the silk and tassels were quite delicate. While these were pretty fancy and not in every home we do remember seeing these when we were kids.
Skeleton Keys in Use
Keyhole locks were a lot more common when we were growing up and we all knew what a skeleton key was for. Kids these days have had no reason whatsoever to use them in their lifetimes. But, of course, old-fashioned keyholes make great plot points and props in old movies!