A lovely Irish book holder made from arbutus wood with barber pole decoration. The sides at each end fold down for ease of storage and travelling. .On one end of the book holder are the words Killarney Lakes and on the other end the words Arbutus Wood.
Killarney Ware was produced as souvenir gifts for tourists visiting the Killarney Lakes in Ireland and is quite distinctive using contasting woods for the inlay with the harp, shamrocks and Irish buildings being the popular subjects for decoration.
Arbutus wood was grown in the ares and has a beautiful appearance similar to Yew wood.
It measures 40cm w x 11.5cm d x 9.5cm h.