Tobacco Stand

Teodoro Vidal acquired this smart-looking smoking stand near Mayagüez, on the western shore of the island. It was made from local wood at the turn of the 20th century and has three separate containers, possibly for matches, cigarettes, and snuff, as well as space for an ash tray.
Description (Spanish)
Teodoro Vidal adquirió esta elegante mesita de tabaco cerca de Mayagüez, en la costa oeste de la isla. Fue fabricado a fines del siglo XX con madera nativa y tiene tres compartimientos, posiblemente para cerillas, cigarrillos y tabaco, junto con un espacio para cenicero.
Currently not on view
Date made
late 19th-early 20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 81 cm x 36.8 cm x 22.3 cm; 31 7/8 in x 14 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
Daily Life
Puerto Rico
Household Tools and Equipment
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Data Source
National Museum of American History