Lot 122 : Pair of Folding Coffin Stands
We sold this lot for £260 in October 2016

very high quality folding stands, nickel plated, and engraved with the undertakers name, which is now hard to distinguish after years of polishing. The finial to the bottom centre pulls down to allow the stands to fold flat for travelling. Would make stunning pair of tables by the addition of glass tops. These low-level stands were used in funeral parlours and at relatives homes where the deceased was laid out for family and friends to pay their respects. Higher stands would be used in Church to allow the congregation to see the coffin.