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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Trying to figure out what this brass item is used for. It's divided into 4 square sections. The base measures 11" x 11" and is 6 1/2" high. Each of the sections is 5" x 5". The middle top looks like a handle.

    Different ideas include holders for books, flower pots or wine.

    I would like to know the original purpose.

    UPDATE: A suggestion was made that it might be for decanters and I happened to have 2. See the pics with the decanters.


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    1. Beemish, 4 years ago
      Could it be a condiment caddy?
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Yes Beemish, just what I was thinking! :^)
    3. Tosan, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the suggestion; I han't considered that.
    4. Tosan, 4 years ago
      Yes, I did notice that.
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Not only that, I believe it was something that was recently put together. The bottom looks like it's from a holder for the fireplace tools.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      The height of the handle suggests that what you'd put in the four equal spaces would be lower than it. So bottles are out, decanters too. Five inches is quite large.
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      I thought for condiments but at a foot wide it seems a bit big for a table !! But otherwise I have no ideas ? Clueless in Seattle and elsewhere. Could almost see it in a bar for wine decanters.
    8. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      Beverage napkins are about 5" square, aren't'd hold a bunch of those nicely, maybe?
    9. Tosan, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the napkin suggestion. Could be.
    10. Beemish, 4 years ago
      It might be missing its glass bottles that you would fill with liquor? I've seen square glass booze bottles in other caddies.
    11. Tosan, 4 years ago
      You just gave me an "aha" moment. I have 2 crystal decanters and put them in it. With 4 it would look darn cool. See pics
    12. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      I suppose this rules out using it for the condoms & mints ;)
    13. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      similar to some flatware caddies:
    14. Tosan, 4 years ago
      Looks like it could be, just missing the inserts. Nice finds. Thanks.
    15. Meowman Meowman, 4 years ago
      might it be for cocktail napkins?
    16. Gillian, 4 years ago
      I think TallCakes has the correct answer. If it were for decanters, and you were to carry it with a decanter missing, you would have booze and glass all over the floor.

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