So speaking of Victorian day, I actually own 2 pieces of furniture that come from that time period. The first one that many of you have seen is my grandfather clock. I bought this at an antique store it it comes froms Leed's England. It is approximately 200 years old, with a hand painted face. I really love it although it doesn't keep excact time I often look at it and wonder whose house it was in and who owned it.
This second piece of furniture is not from England at all so technically it is probably not "Victorian". But it comes from the same time period. This piece of furniture is called a "Fire Trunk" This furniture was used in a mill and the top of it can lift off like a trunk. You can see the handles on the side. So if there was a fire they didn't need to get the whole piece out. They could store their most important documents on the top half and lift it off the base and make a run for it. Anyway, I'm just doing my part in honor of Giuliana's Victorian Day!