Rare Early 1900s F.W.Gerlach Soft Metal Table/Stand @ £85.00
Here is an unusual soft metal piece in a gilt coloured finish, most certainly German and by Gerlach. I have not seen one quite like this before, but I have found a plant stand with exactly the same legs as this but different top, in the 1924 F.W.Gerlach catalogue. So I am assuming that this is either a table or perhaps some kind of plant stand too?
The three legs plus the decorative embossed pattern on this table/stand top, are very art nouveau in style. Along the top there is an ornate and delicate rail running along the back and two sides, underneath there is a rack. What a fabulous and quite rare item this is! It is in a good played with condition, there is a little gilt paint loss but considering this is soft metal which is renowned for being fragile, there does not appear to be any broken bits, although there are one or two bent prongs – I have cautiously teased most out but am hesitant to touch it anymore. Fabulous item! This would look amazing with an old vase or plant sitting on the top. Measures 3 1/8” high x 2” wide x 1 ¼” deep.
Ref: Rare Gerlach Table Or Stand
Suitable for 1/12th or larger scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter.