a Secret Compartment
is an old set of cast iron bookends with an Egyptian motif. According
to these ancient people, Egypt was not just an earthly locality, but a
reflection of Heaven itself. To them, the world, the universe and man
mirrored each other. In the back is a secret compartment covered
with a plate and four screws. They measure approximately 6 1/2
inches tall by 6 inches wide by 2 inches deep.