Learn about Palm Stand / Pedestal / Torchere

A stand, popular from the later 19th century until the 1930s, usually about a metre or more in height, for displaying potted palms and especially the aspidistra of the 1930s.. They may be of columnar form or stand upon tall splayed or curved legs, not unlike an extended cabriole leg. Some had a flat top, others had containers built in the piece to hold the pot plant. The flat top style of stand are also known as a pedestal.

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