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Fine Vintage French Mechanical Wine Serving Stand w Candle Holder for Brandy, too.
This is not antique but is vintage, probably c. 1940-60s and is a fabulous item for your tabletop when it comes to serving wine, or, as added feature, to warm brandy. Usually when I have found this type of item, they're only for wine service. This one has an additional adjustable feature to the tilt stand that, extended, is the rest and holder for a brandy snifter, under which a swing-away candle holder can be depended upon to warm the brandy. I'm not certain you can figure that part out without seeing it with a brandy snifter in place, and sadly, I haven't got a larger brandy snifter at hand to give to our photographer. So you'll have to just picture it and know that it is there for your use. A lovely old thing, wooden platform and bright brass fittings which are designed to tilt a wine bottle at the turn of the handle. Just a very fun item, really, and certainly one anyone who loves wine will want to add to their cellar.
Very good to excellent, the wooden base is just gorgeous, and I really don't see anything by way of a flaw to report to you. Works just fine. All the ceremony a fine wine deserves! Measurements appear on the photos but that is a normal bottle of wine shown resting in place. There is, by the way, ability to adjust to fit variety of bottle sizes.
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Susan Dean, San Marcos, CA
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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