In response to the Victorians’ love of collecting and eclectic display, furniture firms produced stands to display all manner of items—from plants, vases, and candleholders to smoking paraphernalia. Such stands might grace drawing rooms, hallways, and parlors. Plant stands often have a rim encircling their tops. Kilian Brothers, a furniture firm based in New York that competed with cabinet makers such as Herter Brothers and Pottier and Stymus, produced a variety of plant stands with lively decorative details. This ebonized plant stand features polychrome painted decoration and gilding. Greek fretwork adorns the bottom of the pedestal while winged cherubs grace either side; gold chains drape from their feet. “The Style of Display: Victorian Pedestals” is on display pre-security in the International Terminal. http://bit.ly/VictorianPedestals This image was posted on May 29, 2019.