Gilded Age Silver-Plated and Crystal Writing Desk Set

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The antique silver-on-copper and crystal pen and ink desk set is composed a footed tray with two indentations for feathered pens or writing instruments, two lidded ink bottles with brass hinges attached to brass rims at the openings. There is a centre container for wax and a small candleholder as a lid for melting the wax to seal letters.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Regency
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 19th Century
  • Period
    Early 19th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Hand-Crafted   Silver Plate
    Crystal
  • Condition
    Good. The rim of the candle holder has one blemish and one padded foot is bent in. The copper rim of one bottle is bent in just near the hinge. The glass is perfect.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    3.5 in. H x 11.5 in. W x 7.12 in. D
    9 cm H x 29 cm W x 18 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Great Barrington, MA
  • Number of Items
    4
  • Reference Number
    LU83348659933
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2007

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in Great Barrington, MA

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