ceci n'est pas un pipe, c'est un pipe stand.
May 17, 2009 6:14 PM   Subscribe

Who can tell me about an antique pipe stand that I have?

Well, a picture is worth a thousand words. I've been told this is a pipe stand. It's made of mahogany, and I'm guessing it's from England and made around the 1920s or 1930s. There is a copper ashtray at the top with a pipe that leads to the bottom, where a glass jar is screwed on.
What can anyone tell me about it? Were these common? I've never seen one before. I was told that it should have a lid on it. Who made these? What's it worth? Ever seen one before?
posted by crazylegs to Grab Bag (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ha, so that's what that thing sitting in our old cabin is! Our cabin was built in the 30s by my great grandfather, and it still has this exact thing sitting in it, except it doesn't have the pipe holders you see on the top. Probably broken off by kids at some point. I always thought it was an ashtray or something, but it has a felt surface at the top and you obviously don't want to be dumping ash on that. My great grandfather was from Edinburgh, but he emigrated to Canada.

posted by Jupiter Jones at 7:01 AM on May 18, 2009

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