117. Finding by bailee or purchaser.

If a bailee entrusted with a chattel for a specific purpose, such as its repair or alteration, finds concealed in it some property, that property belongs to the owner of the chattel and not to the bailee, and if the bailee commits some act in regard to property not warranted by the purpose for which the chattel was delivered to him, that unwarranted act amounts to a conversion at least and may amount to theft1.

So, if a person purchases a chattel, such as a bureau, and subsequently finds concealed in it some article the existence of which was unknown