Whereas now we buy furniture for modems, once upon a time people bought furniture to hold plants. Here's a stylish plant stand made in Germany sometime in the 1950s, designer/manufacturer unknown.
It has the splayed legs that came back into vogue in the mid-century era. That kind of angled leg, which is again seeing a resurgence thanks to Christopher M. Schwarz's retro-modern furniture and The Anarchist's Design Book, were originally "staked" legs, i.e. driven directly into a mortise or hole in the seat bottom or tabletop. This hole was traditionally bored at an angle, giving the leg its splay:
However, in the case of this plant stand, we can see that the manufacturer drilled plumb holes into blocks of wood, then sliced those blocks in half to produce the angle:
This was presumably done to add strength, for instance if the tabletop was made from particle board, which is a lousy material for mortise-and-tenon joinery. (I initially thought the technique was used to avoid having to build the jig to drill pieces at an angle, but this technique still requires building a jig to precisely saw blocks in half at an angle.)
In any case, we don't have much information about this table beyond what the eBay seller describes: Its German provenance, and the fact that "The gold shiny rim is plastic."