A wonderful and very unusual piece of highly collectible Tunbridge Ware, made from Walnut which is also unusual, these pieces are invariably in Rosewood.
The desk tidy is created almost like a knife tray with the central divider acting as the handle with a line on Tunbridge inlay along each side of the handle. The caddy stands on four spherical bone feet and retains it's original leather covering on the underside, with the impressed number of 02711, clearly some kind of design number.
A beautiful piece, in excellent condition, measuring 8" x 4" x 4 3/4" tall to top of handle. Victorian in era, around 1860.