Just beautiful. Laquered ebonised wood with rose gold coloured or plated metal inlay, some of the rose has rubbed away through use.
A delicate timeworn treasure indeed. This has been loved and used and has survived all these years, why was it so treasured? There is an intriguing story here, never to be discovered.
Lined with red silk and with the loops for a tiny pencil closure, this is similar but smaller than a carnet du bal so may have been a notebook for secret tiny love letters!
Measures 48 x 33mm.