Help ID an interesting french? gilded wooden object
I found This Interesting little wooden item at a flea market. It is 6.5" wide an slides out via sliding mortise and tenon joint to around 11" total. looks to be hand made from early 20th century maybe a bit earlier. Beech wood, painted with gold leaf, and has really nice shield and fleur de lis motifs on the folding pieces. Nice etchings throughout the piece. Any ideas of what it is or when/where its from?