We’ve all heard those fantastical stories about people who find treasure in their attic or stumble upon something amazing while doing renovations on their home. You may not have believed those stories were true, but we can tell you they are! Here are some of our favorite finds from around the house, buried in backyards, in secret compartments, and of course, the attic.
6) False-Drawer Dresser
Emil Knodell was happy enough when he found what he considered a good deal at an estate sale; a beautiful antique walnut chest for less than $100. “We were loading it onto the truck, it sounded like a metallic waterfall,” he said. After closer inspection, Knodell discovered a false drawer. What he found inside was incredible.
“It was like the Hardy Boys,” he said, “and we went, ‘Holy Smokes…Jackpot!” Rings, pearls and diamonds, were just a few of the treasures that were inside this hidden drawer. Many of the pieces date back to the Civil War. An even more incredible part of the story is, Knodell wants to return the items to the original owner.