Good Questions: Store or Sell this Kidney-Shaped Bar?

Good Questions: Store or Sell this Kidney-Shaped Bar?

Aaron Able
Feb 19, 2009
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Hey AT! Please cue up the Henry Manicini records and help identify this great kidney-shaped bar masquerading as an ordinary coffee table, roughly 6' long and 20" high. Only the discerning swinging bachelor will look at this gem and guess that the entire tabletop pivots open to reveal a recessed wetbar compartment, complete with holders for six glasses or bottles. Pull straight up on the handles and it pops into place: cocktail time! There's also a hinged door to another compartment (for an ice bucket, maybe) down below, at one of the curved ends. The top is white formica(?) with white plastic edging, and the sides are covered in a sort of subtly metallic gold wallpaper. The unit sits on tapered brass legs and has casters. It's made of melamine or some other compressed wood, which means it's heavy. We can't find a stamp or signature anywhere, so we have no idea who made it. If you know something, say something. The sooner the better, as my friend is moving overseas and needs to decide whether to store or sell it. Thanks! Elissa

What a unique piece! Does anyone have an idea of where it comes from or what it might be worth? And finally...

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