This lovely classical Empire end table is called a work stand. These were used to store sewing or letter writing implements. Nowadays they would be perfect as end tables, bedside stands or entryway stands. The stand is delicate looking, yet extremely well made and sturdy. Notice the beautiful, dramatic flame mahogany graining on top and throughout. Each finely hand dovetailed drawer retains its decorative brass pull. The slender legs are delicately carved with acanthus leaves. The finish is an original or older refinish and is in excellent condition having the richest color and desirable patina. What a beautiful table that will make an elegant statement in any home.