The carving and design elements on this hanging collapsible Black Forest letter holder is wonderful and quaint. It is a dainty little item that has survived the years in nice condition. Designed to hang on a wall, it has two slots for holding mail. Each slot can fold out of the way when not in use. The piece has a backing board with a carved design reminiscent of the folded linen design so often used on Victorian pieces. The two drop-down leaves intended to be used to sort and hold letters are each carved with an edelweiss blossom theme, a sure indication of its Black Forest origins. The condition is excellent. There are no cracks, chips or splits. One of the edelweiss blossom petals has a small amount of roughness to its tip which looks to be original to when it was carved. The piece is totally sound and each letter slot leaf works as intended with no weakness appearing. Other than the walnut stain the back is unfinished. It measures 7 7/8 inches tall and is 4 7/8 inches wide. When open the drop down leaves extend about 2 inches canted from the backing board. It is a wonderful example of Black Forest carved work that is both decorative and useful.
This is definitely a one-of-a-kind item that will looks absolutely fabulous on display. You can shop with confidence at Sweetpea Cottage. YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason we gladly refund your purchase price minus shipping. Within three days of receiving your item, simply notify us by email that you wish to return it. Once we receive it in original condition in a timely fashion, then we will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We will only accept payments using PayPal from our international customers.