Upholsterer finds 200-year-old love letter inside chair
A 200-year-old love letter has been found hidden in the arm of a chair at a furniture upholsterers in Gloucestershire.
"When I started to work on the arm", said Mr Simpson, "I could see a small note,
tightly folded up about the size of a penny".
"When I opened it, to my amazement it was a note written in pencil, in old
The translated letter
- My dear small love, do not be worried, do you seriously believe I would tell anything to these people, who don't understand anything about love?
- If someone insists that I say something, it will be anything but the dear love acquired by you, which is the great treasure hidden in my heart.
- I didn't tell you to come yesterday because I didn't have the opportunity, but do come every Tuesday around 5:30, and Fridays as well; I count/hope on you tomorrow.
- At the moment I write this letter, I can hear my aunt yelling, who else annoys us all day long, today and tomorrow.
- My dear, I cover you with kisses and caresses until... I need you in this moment of desire. I love you.
The chair's owner, explained that it came from a house in the village of St Marcel sur Aude she bought "from a lovely French family who've been living there for over 150 years".
The owner has written to the family asking if they have any idea who might have written the letter.
The style of language suggests it was composed about 200 years ago.
It is believed the letter was written from a man to a women and sent from the town of Mercurol.
The Chair is now back in France and the room it is in, has been renamed 'The Love Letter Room'.