It compacts down with sliding methods and expands outward. It has been designed to be multipurpose.
But would make an excellent display stand for a gallery. There are parts I cannot quite work out. It is possibly 1920's, the tail end of the Arts and Crafts period. It has brass expanding fittings.It could have been especially commissioned at vast expense, as there are no signs of Frost and Reed or Reeves labels. The item "Artist's painting easel Arts and Crafts design" is in sale since Wednesday, February 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Stands". The seller is "phenolfan" and is located in Taunton. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.