1989 - I had thought umbrella holder (not large enough, though), a
utensil holder and wine glass holder (with coasters under that
"lid"). Though the subsequent pic seems to show it hanging outside, I
don't think it is/was used outdoors.... that clearcoat finish wouldn't
hold up. I'm supposing it is for light, domestic, indoor use.
Another thought: Possibly, some kind of knick knack shelf that was
once part of another piece.... like treadle sewing machine drawer
framing, removed from an old sewing machine cabinet, and used as a
wall mounted knick knack shelf for small collectibles. From what
original piece it may have come from, if so, I don't have a clue.
I liked the fly rod holder suggestion, too, but it just doesn't seem
large enough or heavy/stable enough for that junction.