19th C. English Cast Iron Umbrella Cane Stand
Cast iron umbrella/cane stand, England c.1850. This handsome stand with its strong geometric shape was always placed beside a door to the outside to provide a handy place for umbrellas and canes. The use of cast iron was especially advantageous as the wet and messy objects did not damage the cast iron. To further help the utility of the piece there are two removable cast iron compartments placed at the base that are easily removed to be cleaned from dripping water from umbrellas as well as clots of earth carried at the tips of walking canes and sticks. The handsome quality of this piece emphasizes its modern appearance and its terrific function remains as useful today as when it was first made for a private home. The stand has space for a twelve individual umbrellas and canes indicating the home was quite large and occupied by a prosperous family. The stand was designed to be seen from all directions and rewards close inspection as the intriguing pattern of the finials at each of the four corners as well as the medallions set midway between the two legs at either end.
WIDTH: 25¾ in | HEIGHT: 26 in | DEPTH: 13¾ in
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