An ancient end table humidor is a wooden box with a flat top and an opening in front. Cigars are stored in box; top was for ashtrays. Many ancient humidors are independent, with legs extended beyond box to form a handle for portability. You can use an old humidor as a small side table or storage in their art room or bathroom.
Use an old end table humidor as decorative side table in your den or desk phone in your living room. Average sizes for these old humidors ranging from 12 to 18 inches wide, which most fit in a small space. Remotes stores or magazines on box and decorate top with a small lamp. Most ancient humidors are decorative, but you may need to clean or restore. If you like patina of old wood, clean your humidor with a good wood cleaner such as lemon oil Holloway. Once you bring shine back to surface, you may not have to touch your piece. You can re-stain or paint wood after sanding surface lightly with sandpaper.
Stand your old end table humidor in hallway or in kitchen and use it as a table of correspondence. Sort your mail and store it conveniently out of sight. Protect top of humidifier with a sheet of glass and hanging hooks on handle for a purse and keys.