I have this object that I can't identify. The corners are beautiful and marked Sterling, but the N is backwards. Does anyone have any ideas or info on this object? My best guess is a deskpad sample. There are no pockets, just flat leather and flat cloth on the inside.
The spine seems to indicate it should enclose something. But Grandma's photo-I think not. So...Wine list? 2 cards-one for red, one for white. No prices..."free to those who can afford it, very expensive to those who can't". If this doesn't make sense, consult Withnail & I's "accidental" vacation to Penrith in 1969.."The finest wines available to mankind. We want them here, and we want them now!" Or else, the dreaded jukebox.
Looks like an aide-memoire, a kind of notebook where you would slip a piece of paper under the four corners. They were often used for ladies dance-cards etc.. Earlier versions of similar devices were known as 'ballspendes' or 'court plasters', these earlier pieces used ivory panels instead of paper.