I was talking to David Wiesand about his sale today, and he kindly agreed to let me try and sell some of my things there. So as I was looking for bits and bobs to sell, I came across this piece, which I’d found in some ghastly thrift shop a few weeks ago.
It was pitch black when I found it, and it took quite a lot of elbow grease to get it as clean as it is, but I am still not finished. The top opens up, and it looks like there might have been a glass insert inside, but that’s long gone!
At first, I thought it was a cigarette butler, but it isn’t really the right style for that, and it’s a bit bigger than the ones I’ve seen. It’s about 8.5 inches from side to side, and 11 inches from the handle to the leading edge.