French Pine Hotel Clerk's Stand
What a fun piece! We found it scouring a brocante in the southwest of France and it's the real deal, straight out of a little hotel. Hand-crafted of recessed pine panels with its original brass plate, hand-carved gallery and decorative corbels, it features 2 shelves and a fully-operational locking drawer on the reverse side. AND, of course, we have the original five-inch long French key! This is a great piece for a small foyer to stash all that stuff that we need before dashing out the door or as a bar in a library or office. Imagine it in a pale grey wash or ebonized! Excellent structural condition. No cracks, breaks or repairs. Internal shelves worn from over a century of use.
France, CA 1880.
H: 38 in D: 18.75 in W: 29.5 in
Ref: FBS 1001