Easy answer, Tony. It's one of several objects of local artists who have specialized on woodwork. And as with most art - especially of modern times - you stand there and ask yourself 'what the heck is this?'. There is a nice saying in Germany for such objects where people have difficulties in deciding what it is: "Ist es Kunst oder kann es weg?" (Is it art or can it be trashed?"). And it did happen indeed in one of the German museums that cleaning ladies disposed of one exhibit by Joseph Beuys and thus destroyed it forever.I know I've used the Hmmmmm emoji twice on your pics of this . . . whatever it is. I am totally perplexed as to its form or purpose.