Taking The Biscuit - Medieval Style!
A lady had inherited what looked like a knight's metal helmet with an eagle crest on top. The visor opened and inside there was a container ... for storing biscuits!
It was of late 18th century origin but described by the show's expert as 'medieval' style. He also said that in 30 years of looking at antiques of all kinds, he had never seen anything like this before. Needless to say it was sold at auction for just under £200 ... not the cheapest of biscuit barrels but certainly one that would capture anyone's eye when coming to tea!