219. Superb Hand Carved Black Forest Walnut Adjustable Book Slide 19thCt

A Country House Library Style Hand Carved Walnut “Black Forest” Adjustable Table Book Slide of good size proportions, last half of the Nineteenth Century. 

Each well carved hinged flap depicting a Male and Female Ibex, standing on a rocky outcrop with realistically carved antlers and rippling fur. 

Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece, few small losses here and there, some evidence of early (now inactive) woodworm holes. Slides freely when in use.  

Width: (closed) 17" (43.25cm). Depth: 7” (18cm).