You can’t always tell what a piece of furniture is by looking at it. At first. Eventually you’ll figure it out. Sometimes it’s rather obscure, a form you haven’t seen before. Sometimes its use is hidden until you take some action to make it useful.
Two cases in point. The first piece looks like it might be a gaming table or work table of some sort.
The you open the top and it becomes something else.
Up from the depth, the gallery magically appears. Interesting idea.
I’m sure there is more to it but I’ll never know unless I buy it and take it apart.
Then there is this handsome piece:
Open it up and discover it is a
Lifting the lid also shifts the top section forward three or four inches.
With this hardware: