Here are some photos he remembered to take before he set to work repairing the stand. We think it's either Edwardian or Victorian. Its certainly old and was in a really sorry state having been in storage or a garage for many years.
In this picture you can see the mirror in the centre panel was still in relatively good condition, just some age spots which I think add to its beauty. All the original hooks were the first thing he removed and put to one side to bring back to life later.
This is the base which also has a tray which fits in the bottom for umbrellas. Hubby removed the wooden storage box as there was a lot of damage, this has now been fixed and is waiting for him to paint. The wood was cracked and as you can see from the photo the arm on the left as you look at the photo was missing and broken (the seller did provide this piece, just wasn't attached).
more damage. Trying to educate hubby to take lots of pics from good angles before he starts renovating. Think he is getting better, at least he remembers now. Look at the dirt and yuckyness at the bottom of this piece.
It really never ceases to amaze me how talented my husband is. I am thrilled to bits with the end result. We had planned to sell this piece but, well its staying put now. Think it suits our entrance hall beautifully.