I saw this marble top stand at a local auction house today. Nothing all that unusual until you look at some of the details. Marble top is a little out of the ordinary. Being painted is different. I really can’t think of another painted stand in my library.
The back was also a bit different. There is usually some fairly nasty wood on the back of a piece at this level. Or at least not much effort expended making it nice. When I saw that the back on this one was a raised panel, I was impressed. Somebody actually cared.
Then I saw an old label that explains it all. It’s an import.
Now if I can just figure out what these two stubs sticking out the back are for. I thought they might be an extension of the drawer runners. They are not. The stubs are not connected and only penetrate into the wood about 3/4″ of an inch.
Oh, I almost forgot. The dovetailed drawer picture. A crowd favorite.
Since I am contractually obligated to provide a certain amount of content, I throw in this wall shelf at no additional cost. Consider it an encore.
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