A wonderful and very unusual late 19th Century antique desk stand. Highly decorative with two birds perched at either end of the horn base and a pen holder in the centre. The birds are charming, beautifully modelled with glass eyes, the horn carved to depict feathering and create bold markings. The desk stand has survived in great condition, completely without damage. The piece was purchased from a Scottish country house estate sale along with many interesting collectables and jewellery.