It seems a bit big to be a toast holder. I have one of those that I use to sort mail. It's made of some sort of silver-plated metal, and as you can see, it didn't polish up too well. One of the little round metal feet was missing, so I found a glass marble the same size and put it on, as you can see on the right foot. Any hints and suggestions? I'd love to know what it was. In the mean time, I will be using it to hold files.
I was poking around my favourite junk store the other day when I came across an interesting piece. It looked like it would be a perfect thing to hold frequently-used files in my new-but-not-yet-finished office space.
Update: Some people have suggested magazine holder. It's pretty small, as you can see in relation to the letter-sized files. Since it's fairly decorative, I am thinking it might have been used on a table. Also, with the center handle decoration, it may have been used for something small, so it could be seen and carried. Mail, maybe?
PS... I found the files at a local stationery store, and also get nice-looking ones at Tuesday Morning. I figure if I am going to file things, the files should be pretty. I have also gotten some pretty files at the dollar store.