This beautiful two-handled Syroco-style tray is cleverly designed of composite resin to look exactly like carved wood and features a cluster of grapes at each end with stylized grape leaves trailing along the sides. On the back in a raised motif is the word "NIFTY" (see photo) which led to an online search dead-end.
Syroco (Syracuse Ornamental Company) was a leader in decorative wood products for many years. In the early 1960s they began production of products molded in resin and often called pressed wood.
Used perhaps on a dressing table for emptying your pockets or even standing on a shelf among the books. A very nice collectible item. Measures 12-1/4" x 8-1/2" and weighs nearly 1-1/2 pounds.