The size is 14" square and about 4" high. Which is highly suggestive of a cake platform (like they use at weddings). Or maybe a pot stand for indoor plants? My web searches of cake platforms, plates, and risers turned up nothing with a patterned top like this. Indeed, I couldn't imagine putting a cake on top of inlaid enamel. And my search for plant or pot stands came up empty handed as well.
This is a shot down on the inlaid enamel top. The pattern appears too "perfect" for the leading to be hand laid, so I'm guessing it is machine made. But I'm not positive. The colors are actually very bright and jewel-toned. But my web searches of inlaid enamel turned up jewelry, vases, and trinket boxes - nothing like this!
The floral and striped detailing on the sides appears to be embossed tin, wrapped around the edges of side and tacked down with very tiny finish nails or pins. Reminds me of tin ceiling tiles.
The claw feet are attached to the base with slotted rather than Phillips head screws, which suggest that it is an older piece.
There is nothing anywhere on the piece to identify a manufacturer, country of origin, or date.
So can any of you help me solve this mystery? Ever seen anything like this before?