Featured Possible antique marble lined what? Italian?

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  1. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

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    Can I get some help with this piece. It’s marble lined and appears to have some age to it. I see that it is veneer and I think the front work is called marquetry. What would this have been used for? Any idea on wood, age, origin etc? I had to load more photos underneath here because it would only allow 10. I wanted to make sure you had enough to help out with. I think it had legs or something. It’s very heavy. I don’t think it would have been long legs

    any help is very much appreciated. Thank you!

    18” w x 13 3/4” deep x 13 5/8”
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  2. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Looks to me like a very fancy wash stand, with a lined compartment for a chamber pot.
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  4. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    I hope they warshed it! Lol
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  5. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    That would be My guess as well. The marble lining would provide water proofing for the marquetry. Very wealth family.
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  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    A wine cooler is more likely. It would be tricky to get a po out of that.
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  7. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    My grandpa used to say "po" when he was in the hospital and now I know what the hell he meant ! :)
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    We use the same word in Dutch. Finally something in common!:D:hilarious:
  9. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    Wait!! WhT is a po? Lol. Wine cooler?? Hmm
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  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  12. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    I’m lost! Lol
  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    but the box....is found !!!!:hilarious:

    nice box !!!!:woot::woot:
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  14. Firemandk

    Firemandk Well-Known Member

    As opposed to Gazumping? Now there's some British terms I have never heard before , and that's saying something as both mu Grandparents were English and I thought I had heard just about all of them...
  15. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

  16. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Gazunder-*goes under* a bed ... ie a Po ( potty for children, chamber pot for adults )

    Further explanation: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gazunder
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  17. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

  18. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

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