I gave up that great piece (Oct 6th post)for the client because it was "The Perfect Thing" for the space. I was sad but it was so wonderful for the room.
As luck would have it, my "Perfect Thing" did showed up and I Love love love it!!! It was the back of the seat on the old carousel at Pawleys Island,South Carolina. I bought it because I loved the patina and actually I did not know what I was going to do with it. The woman I bought it from had it 30 years and she never knew what to do with it either.
If all else fails......make it a headboard!