What is this piece of furniture that I got at an auction?

I got this at an auction, nobody knows what it is? What is the purpose? It is BIG, and it opens?? Thanks in advance !!
q what is it

How do I makeover this room without removing ugly the ugly rug?

Help. Rug needs to stay all else can go . Will paint
q frontroom makeover but ugly rug needs to stay

How do I identify this bug?

I see this beetle all the time in my garden and don't know if it's beneficial, neutral, or bad. Anyone know what it is?
q how to identify this bug

How should I decorate above this entertainment center?

Deciding to go with a farmhouse decor. what do you suggest above this entertainment center if any? There is a large round clock to the wall on the left.....
q decor suggestions invited

How do I get an answer?

I asked how to paint a concrete shower floor and never got an answer.

Calendula seeds sprouting again, will they survive the winter?

My Calendulas dropped a lot of seeds which have sprouted again. Will these seedlings flower and survive the next few months to bloom again? This past Summer was the first time I had shown these seeds.

One of our hard wired smoke detectors is beeping, what to do?

One of our hard wired smoke detectors is beeping....furnace checks out fine. What to do?