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Victorian Black Forest carved personal correspondence folder


This late Victorian Swiss Black Forest folder is superbly carved with a bark design to the front and rear and an oval carved panel to the front showing a pair of Chamois on a mountain side.

Inside the folder has 3 named divisions for correspondence on one side and a single folder on the other.

The wood has a lovely rich patina, the 3 divisions inside have nice quality gilded paper name plates and the spine of the folder is in leather.

Other than light wear consistent with age the only issue with this folder is that part of the outstretched front leg of the lower chamois has been replaced.

Measurements are 23.5cms x 30.5cms

Overall, an exceptionally smart, decorative and functional folder.

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