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Stands

Thomas Sheraton wrote in his 1803 publication "Cabinetmaker's Directory" that the term stand "is applied to different small pieces of furniture; as a music stand, basin stand, table stand or a small pillar and claw table stand, and a tray stand." The same can be said today, with some notable additions. Some of the more desirable stands ever produced were candle stands, pedestal stands, and specialty pieces like plant stands.

Over the centuries, stands have captured the imaginations of leading furniture designers like English cabinetmaker and Royal designer Thomas Chippendale, who fashioned them in mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. American furniture-making legend Duncan Phyfe brought quality period examples to members of the shipping and mercantile classes.

Whether they were built primarily for decorative purposes, like Roman-style pedestals, or for purely functional uses, like shaving stands, items in this category often tower well above their stature and function as focal points in the rooms they inhabit.


Quick Facts

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses an American Shaker cherry candle stand considered to be one of the finest examples in existence today
  • In January 2016, an 18th century rosewood and string-inlaid sewing stand sold at Skinner for only $98
  • A Shaker-style stand by contemporary designer Richard Pettibone sold at Phillips in December 2010 for $5,625

Recommended Items at Auction

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Antique Edwardian Era Walnut & Burlwood Hall Tree
Oct 30, 10:00 AM MST
Antique Edwardian Era Walnut & Burlwood Hall Tree
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
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New England Pine Country Stand
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New England Pine Country Stand
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Est: $0- $0
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Antique Oriental Marble Top Plant Stand
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Antique Oriental Marble Top Plant Stand
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Est: $0- $0
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Antique Handmade Pine Washstand
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Antique Handmade Pine Washstand
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Est: $10- $1,000
$364 Bids
Vintage Handmade Box On Stand
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Vintage Handmade Box On Stand
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Est: $10- $1,000
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WOOD HALL TREE
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
WOOD HALL TREE
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$43 Bids
Antique Oriental Marble Top Plant Stand
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Antique Oriental Marble Top Plant Stand
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
PLANT STAND
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
PLANT STAND
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $40- $100
$403 Bids
FRENCH NIGHTSTAND
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
FRENCH NIGHTSTAND
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $50- $200
$402 Bids
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Italian Faience Umbrella Stand
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
Italian Faience Umbrella Stand
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $60- $120
$302 Bids
Blade's Glaive on Stand by Factory X
Nov 04, 11:00 AM EDT
Blade's Glaive on Stand by Factory X
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$152 Bids
Antique New England Candle Stand
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique New England Candle Stand
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$252 Bids
Victorian Marble Pedestal Stand
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Victorian Marble Pedestal Stand
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$252 Bids
Antique One Drawer Pine Stand
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique One Drawer Pine Stand
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
1920's oak carved & barley twist pedestal 89 cm high
Oct 31, 10:00 AM AEDT
1920's oak carved & barley twist pedestal 89 cm high
by Woodlands Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD702 Bids
Victorian Green Marble Pedestal Stand
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Victorian Green Marble Pedestal Stand
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
One drawer stand
Nov 20, 9:00 AM EST
One drawer stand
by Horst Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$301 Bid
Splash block on stand
Nov 20, 9:00 AM EST
Splash block on stand
by Horst Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$301 Bid
Large Carved Sandstone Head of a Buddhasitting on pedestal baseheight 18 1/2 inches
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Large Carved Sandstone Head of a Buddhasitting on pedestal baseheight 18 1/2 inches
by Nadeau's Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
Florentina Italian Giltwood Pedestal
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Florentina Italian Giltwood Pedestal
by Regency Auction House
Est: $80- $120
$401 Bid
Antique Bentwood Standing Coat Rack
Nov 17, 10:00 AM EST
Antique Bentwood Standing Coat Rack
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $50- $200
$11 Bid
Alabaster Pedestal
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Alabaster Pedestal
by Regency Auction House
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Stands


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