C1800 VERY RARE Georgian Mahogany “Cat” , Trivet or Plate Stand

$875.00 the RARE cat!


This wildly eccentric small piece of George III furniture is a "cat", probably named because it sits next to the fire. The function of this odd and exceptionally rare thing is to hold dinner plates between the three upright turned sticks, so they can be warmed by the fire. In this case there is an additional edged platform, probably for a coffee pot or similar, to keep it warm The cabriole snake legs are particularly elegant. It stands only 36 cm tall, and is about 29 cm wide.

Enjoy this astonishing curio. It is very unlikely you will see another one. nevertheless, here one is:  https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/123235060974

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