Wood carved expanding or folding bookend slide with a floral and leaf motif. The same carving is on both standing sides. The inner bottom facing up slide is also ornately carved as well as the side edges on the lower edge. I do not know what kind of wood it is, but it does have a heavy grain. It has a slightly reddish cast - could be mahogany. Measures 5 inches by 12 1/2 inches closed, 9 1/2 inches fully expanded. The ends measure 5 1/2 x 5 inches. Overall condition is very good, the end panels are wiggly and should be tightened (an easy fixed for a handy person - I don't dare).