American Victorian Late 19th Century Easel. The Motif Inlaid into The Face is Classic of an Artist's Palette, A Greek Laurel Wreath Representing Victory, A Rolled Canvas, Ruler, A Compass and Brushes, all Symbols of Fine Arts, Painting and the Artist. The Inlaid Portion Tilts Forward Creating a Crib To Hold Unframed Artwork while the Shelf Above Holds Framed Completed Works or Keep Your Engravings or Etchings in the Crib and Display One at A Time Rotating Them. This is A Wonderful Way to Display Your Artwork in Any Area of Your Home, Office, Wine Cellar or Club. Beautiful As A Work Of Art in and Of Itself. This Easel Is a Rare Treasure.