This item is an extraordinary HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST BIRD INK STAND. It is a very substantial piece measuring 19" long, 12" deep and 7 1/2" high. It is in excellent condition with beautiful color and patina. It features a large bird carving on the lid, two large carved leaves each measuring 9" in length for holding pens, etc, two covered inkwells which appear to be original and lots of leaf type carvings elsewhere. This is a statement type piece that would greatly enhance a desk or writing table.