It's an ice chest, and it's beautiful - wood, glass and brass, built by hand by Gibson in Greenville, Michigan.
It was owned and used by Emily's grandfather in his store in Landsdowne, Philadelphia.
There is no date on the plate but it's certainly pre-1931 - here's a link to the history of Gibson - http://greenvillemi.org/history/
And thank you Donna for restoring it to glowing health!
Regular posts from Street Road - check for updates on our shows, our friendly but slightly menacing groundhogs, bees from nearby Stella Lou Farm, and our growing collection of river rocks altered by the artistically inclined from all over the world.