Very handsome cylindrically shaped nightstand called Somno in French made during Restauration Period in crotched mahogany veneer on solid mahogany, designed with 12 outside slightly concave panels resting on an octagonal base. The top is a flat mahogany center surrounded by moldings. Opens by a large door having a pear shaped bone pull.
Was transformed first part of 20th century into a bar by having its top rising, adding casters and inside the door-a wooden holder for bottles opener. Ten to twelve bottles can take place on the bottom when the upper part-covered with green felt- is used for glasses that can be accessed by the top or the side.
Great piece with a fine French polish that can be use today as a bar cabinet, a side table or a nightstand.
Dimensions: when closed Diam. 18″ and H 33.5″ inside Diam. 13.5″ and H 16″ for bottles and H 9″ for glasses
England – Circa 1860
MATERIALS: Mahogany and Ivory
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 33.5 in. (85 cm)
DIAMETER: 18 in. (46 cm)