As you lift up on the top cover, a lever opens the top front panel to reveal a shelf. On this shelf are grooves that you can slide a glass into, such as a wine glass. There are also round cut-outs in the wood to hold regular glasses in place. The bottom has a shelf on top and more round cutouts to store bottles. There is a lock to the cabinet, but I don't have a key.
Size and dimensions of this item:
41"h x 21"w x 14"d
Approx 50 lbs
Bought at local antiques store. Was told that these cabinets were used during prohibition to hide their liquor bottles & glasses.