Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.I will be pleased to help you.
What an interesting piece. Do you know what the metal is? It's hard to tell from the picture.
Were you given any information or history of the piece? What about the family whose estate this came from? What part of country?
I realize these are lots of questions but they are important in dating your piece.