This could be used for a multitude of things and is a nice piece of folk art. Features the Bohemian smoking monk theme with oak leaves on vine decorated on the sides. I think it originally had a shelf in it, so it could be used as a medicine cabinet or smoking cabinet. Also the holes it has now were most likely for a phone? Maybe it was just mounted that way. In any case this is in overall excellent original condition although the wood does have ply separations to the very front top corners which can easily be reglued, but I leave to show the age and character of the piece. The repair is simple, and not even necessary, but I leave to show exactly how I found. The number of uses are up to you. This dates to about c1910 or so and measures 20 3/4" tall x 13 3/4" wide and about 7" deep. The interior is about 13 1/2" x 9 1/2". Great piece for use or display. This was made most likely by an American company that produced this Flemish art and I believe was called "The Flemish Art Company" and was based in NY. It is hard to know for certain as many pieces were also made at home by individuals in the U.S. and in Europe(especially Switzerland, Germany, and France) as it was a "fashionable" artistry craze about the turn of the century. This is far above the quality I normally see....nicely constructed and burnt.
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