Chip-carved wooden book-form, dated 1781 on upper cover with small inlaid manuscript initials M.J. under glass, with 4 holes hand-drilled into the top likely for use as a quill holder.
prob. Pennsylvania: 1781.
3-1/8 x 2-1/4 x 5/8 inches. Small chips Item #320761
The front cover is decorated with an elaborate saw tooth border with the date 1781 running longitudinally and a small carved flower below the inset initials under glass; the rear cover decorated with hearts and diamonds within a saw tooth border.