It stood near the refrigerator.
Isn't that correct too? E.g. if you were looking for a chair
In case this is helpful, I would add that, because the verb is stál, the "it" that was standing by the refrigerator would have to be a masculine noun -- like stůl (table), as VladaFu mentioned.
Chair? Rather a table. Added.
Isn't the right translation "stood" instead of "was standing"
In which sense right?
Oops, I misunderstood that one