Antique 19th century French letter rack, stationary holder. The wood stand features finely detailed appliques, decorated in Empire neoclassical ornaments comprising of Grecian laurel wreathes and ribbon bows, the front with a pair of griffins and stylized scrolling. The top crested with a majestic Napoleonic eagle, it's talons clutching lightening bolts and laurel. Perfect to store calligraphy pens and pencils, envelopes and correspondence cards, or stack your daily mail in the individual compartments. Overall in good antique condition with general wear commensurate with use and age. Measures 9 1/2" x 5 5/8" x 7 7/8" tall.