Antique stands-pedestals, display stands, jardinier stands, planters, plinths, all words to describe a base that supports an article that can be placed in a position of eminence or supposed superiority. They appear in all shapes and sizes, popular in the 18th and 19th century.
Antique stands-pedestals where used to support sculptures, vases, urns, mahogany tea-kettle stands c.1750, 18th century giltwood torcherers, wine coolers on mahogany pedestals, the list is endless.

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