Tammie S
Tammie S
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Asked on Aug 18, 2013

Can Someone Identify This?

JoyWanda McGuireMargaret LaRose
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can someone identify this, painted furniture
11 answers
  • Carole
    on Aug 18, 2013

    Interesting item! At first glance my thoughts would be perhaps for mail or letter writing or even perhaps something to do with sewing?? I too would love to know what it is!

  • TJ
    on Aug 18, 2013

    How tall is it? The middle part looks like it was a phone table but the half basket ends say sewing. Is it possible someone put a variety of pieces together?

  • Larose LoganOakes
    on Aug 18, 2013

    I love it! Whatever it is!

  • Carole
    on Aug 18, 2013

    Hard to tell the size of this thing? Do you have the dimensions? Does it sit on a table top or counter or on the floor? One other idea is perhaps it is for serviettes in the top part and condiments in the baskets - something to put on the breakfast table or something like that perhaps at a hotel or bed and breakfast type place??

  • Tammie S
    on Aug 18, 2013

    It belongs to a FB friend that has a little shop. She picked it up somewhere to resale and wants to identify it. I'll check for the dimensions.

  • Vickie Rabold
    on Aug 18, 2013

    This is known as the picnic basket coffee table. It was popular with the lower middle class in the 1950-60's, mainly used to store magazines and needle work in the ends as well as serving.

    • Catherine Smith
      on Aug 19, 2013

      @Vickie Rabold You are right and I just took a trip down memory lane, as my Mom had one of these. She used it as a combo coffee table, and storage for her embroidery/knitting projects.

  • Tammie S
    on Aug 18, 2013

    thanks Vickie! I'll pass this info along!!

  • Cindy Small
    on Aug 18, 2013

    ery cute I had one in an apartment I rented back in 1976

  • Margaret LaRose
    on Aug 18, 2013

    Different opinion from me. It is ugly.

  • Wanda McGuire
    on Aug 18, 2013

    I don't know what it is but I like it! Wish I could find one like it.

  • Joy
    on Aug 19, 2013

    I do know that the boxes were used to age cheese. My grandma had one and that is what her mother made cheese in. someone must have made a table out of it at some time.

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