The barrel is actually a puzzle that had belonged to my grandfather, who was the only one who could put it back together. It has remained that way since he died in 1952. I had it in my first bookcase dollhouse, and always wanted to add apples to the top, making it look like a barrel full of apples. Finally did it! The apples are glued to piece of clear acrylic, not to the actual puzzle. The picture on the wall is of my great-great-grandmother, who lived in the era of this house.