From Germany, this is a beautiful personal notebook which has never been used and still has the original box in good condition. It measures 7 1/2 inches long by 5 inches wide and is in pristine condition.The green velvet still has a fur-like quality with no stains. Front and back inside covers with no writing, are green and gold and there is one page with Lily of the Valley and pansies; both favorites of Victorian women. The pages are gold tipped. Just beautiful to be treasured. The Art Nouveau piece appears to be glued onto the front and although feels cool, I think it is a type of early plastic, not metal. NOTE: The braiding is from the stand.