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S/2917 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Cat

A good well turned fruitwood bowl stand known as a cat, having six legs with deep decorative ring turnings and oval ball ends. The whole has an exceptional colour and patination.

N.B. A cat was used to support a plate or dish to be warmed by the fire place and the name may have been derived from a cats favoured position next to the fire or the way in which it always falls on its feet.

Sold 15 in. (38.5 cm.) Wide
9 in. (25 cm.) High
English Circa 1820