Having no pride whatsoever I just dug this poor thing out of my neighbor's trash pile. I believe it's an antique telephone stand.
It's flat on the floor here because the legs need some work and it won't stand on its own:
Actually, a lot of it needs work, but it will be glorious when it's restored!
The door has some warp to it, and the veneer is peeling...:
...but I love the detail on it. Inside there is a hole in the back left corner, presumably for the telephone wire to run through.
There's a hinged door, too, that works fine but the bottom piece for the storage area is gone and will have to be replaced:
There's some rot on the ball feet and I'll have to cut the legs off just a little so it will stand.
It looks like hell right now but this summer, when school is out, I'll have some time to work on it.
I love a new project!