If you see a work like this in an old trunk at an auction, don't hold back. Go for it! This is a piece of early Canadian Mennonite art, 1801. Its bookbinding and its called Fraktur art.
The work is part of the collection of the Jordan Historical Museum, of Ontario. Its a tantalizing work with two dead flowers hanging over two birds that sit on a checkered pattern. One bird is larger than the other. The work appears to bear a symbolic meaning.
You can see this work in the Jordan Museum collection by clicking here.