Greetings from the big empty. I hope everyone is safe and well. That’s a beautiful stand, Chris. I really like the ornate and detailed mother of pearl design. Does it also have the drawer in the back?
Below is a copper plaque I picked up from a collector in Paris a couple of years ago. The plaque is etched with an opium-smoking scene and was used to make a series of lithographs. The artist, Jean Auscher, later went on to become one of the court-appointed artists to illustrate the trial of high ranking Nazis in Nuremberg after the war.