This prayer stand was commissioned as a set of two shtenders, the second a table top version in the same style and finish. Hand produced from solid African Walnut with a black ebony and three layer lacquer finish. Applied detail included hand carving and abalone inlays, according to our clients request. Highest quality work and materials. Custom Built Lecturns, Podiums, and Shtenders This ebony carved shtender has been custom built according to the specifications of Laurent Elisha, a leading rabbi in Paris, France. His name has been engraved across the side. Shtenders can be custom built to suit your needs and budget with any carving, inlays, and finish you desire. Furniture can be hand engraved with the persons name or pasukim. Reading stands are a special jewish gift to the student, rabbi, or religious individual. Produced by experienced Jewish craftsmen in Israel with affordable shipping worldwide.