Yum. I love a good brush, and to my eye this is a great beauty, with the wire stitching on the backside of the brush creating a gorgeous line drawing that animates the already beautiful surface of what I believe is burl wood. The natural bristles on the brush side are very stiff, and of two different colors. I believe this was made as a scrub brush. The turned wooden handle attaches to the head via a post at the center--host to one final bunch of bristles on the brush side.
6 7/8" t x 5 1/4" in diameter and in excellent, I believe antique, condition. Bristles are tightly held and clean. There is a hole in the handle for threading.