Absolutely gorgeous. This will be an instant conversation piece in your home. Fully made of metal, it features an ornate base and top with a scrolled design. The bottom compartment (where I reads "Model") has a latched front that opens to interior compartment.
I've done a good deal of research but cannot find much information about this. My thought is that hot coals, etc. were places in the lower area and it had a radiator / space heater effect. There are nozzles on the side that indicate that it could've been attached to a pipe.
It cannot be used for its original purposes as is but I think it makes for a stunning accent piece, display table or plant stand.
Depth of base: 8"
Top surface: 18" x 6.5"