Wonderful Antique Gilded Acorn Letter Holder, with repousse decorative designs on both sides of acorns and their leaves, such a charmer! In the late 19th century this little holder was used for keeping correspondence in order on a desk.
These days? A treat to display with a few antique postcards, or perhaps the letters your grandfather wrote to granmere before they were married? Delicate legs from turned metal. This has worn over the years to a beautiful patina, the gilt is visible here and there, but mostly worn off from the many times this was picked up and loved.