There's just something about Art Nouveau pieces that I like....
its probably the detail in the copper or the tulip like flowers.
This piece is a Smokers Cabinet.
The match box sits in the front with a catcher underneath for the spent matches.
Inside you can lift the lid and the pipes would have sat in the rings to the left.
The tobacco could go on the shelf or in the drawer.
And of course it would have been locked to keep the servants out!
Quite a wonderful piece of history!