This is a smaller version of the paper cutters that would have been on counters in old general stores. It could hold paper towels in country fashion. It could be a ribbon caddy for the crafter. A 11 1/2'' rod fits into an iron work frame with a lever to hold/cut the paper. It's a fun accessory for a country/cottage kitchen. It's in very good shabby chic condition.
Wood and Wrought Iron Paper cutter/holder