Absolutely incredible early 1800s antique French desk set consists of 5 pieces; an inkwell, a container for a sponge (for moistening envelopes & stamps), a paperweight, a seal, and a divided stamp box. Every piece consists of mouth blown and cut leaded crystal, and ormolu bronzethe combination is stunning.
This comes from my grandmother's estate, and has been in the family for at least 100 years. There is no damage to speak of, except the ormolu isn't as bright as it once was, and there's a tiny, tiny, TINY chip in the crystal at the bottom of the sponge jar.Still, a great desk set! From the first half of the 19th century. Considering the delicacy and nature of this piece, there is no damage anywhere that I can see, beyond age and minor wear. Inkwell: 3 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" square. Sponge Jar: 1 1/4" tall x 2 1/2" in diameter across the mouth x 3 in diameter across the base. Monogrammed Seal: 4" long x 1" wide. Paperweight: 1 3/4" tall x 4 1/4" long x 2 1/2 deep. Stamp Box: 1 1/2" tall x 3" long x 1 3/4 deep. NOTE: As of January 27, 2013, the United States Postal Service significantly raised their rates again up to 21% on some services! Please contact me for details. The item "ANTIQUE1800s 5-PIECE FRENCH ORMOLU BRONZE & BLOWN & CUT LEAD CRYSTAL DESK SET" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "woolycorn918" and is located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
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