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This is one of the most unique items I've found on my various treasure hunting trips! I believe that it was handmade, surely one of a kind. The center is a copper-lined humidor with a rectangular door. Picture 5 shows what I believe to be the crafters name/signature.

The two sides are open - to be used for magazines, books, or whatever you might what to put in the space. The top is perfectly flat, like a small table - you could certainly place drinks there, or anything else you'd like. The whole piece is mobile! There are 4 caster wheels on the bottom which do work well. These are old-fashioned caster wheels - iron casings, thin wheels, 360 degree movement - after some research into caster wheel history, hoping to place an approximate age to the piece, these caster wheels appear to be from the 1930s-1940s. Please note I am NOT an expert in anything, though I do have a pretty solid background in antiques as my folks ran an antique shop. Of course, I may be wrong, so my word is certainly not authoritative.

The carving and design remind me of the art nouveau period with the swirls and curves. One Etsy person commented that the spindles made her think of the neo-Colonial period. The design is eclectic so I think that the actual classification is open to interpretation.

I believe that the wood has been stained as there's no chipping or anything to indicate paint. There are a few minor scratches, or dings, in the wood, but nothing major and certainly nothing that detracts from the loveliness of the piece. One of the caster wheels is slightly loose, but should be easy to tighten. The whole piece is quite heavy and solid. It caught my eye immediately - it's one of those pieces that just grabs you when you see it.

Dimensions: length 18", width 11", height 14"
Door: width 7", height 9.75"

Please convo me with any questions and thanks for visiting my shop! Please note that the shipping is for USPS Parcel Post. If you'd like expedited shipping, please convo me so that I can price it for you.

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Style: Art Nouveau
  • Materials: wood, metal, copper
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 98 reviews
  • Favorited by: 17 people