Second Empire French Marble and Enameled Gilt Desk Set. EXCEPTIONAL Second Empire French white marble and enameled gilt metal desk set consisting of a letter holder with inkwells, blotter, scales, and paperweight. The inkstand and letter rack are decorated with gilt foliate swags, ribbon handles, and a gilt framed beautifully-detailed enameled miniature portrait of a woman between the pen rests and ink pots.
The blotter is the roll type and the paper-weight is decorated with gilt frame; both having gilt-edged enameled miniatures. The pair of scales also with a miniature enameled portrait inset on the base with gold decoration. Letter Holder/Ink Wells: 12 5/8" long; 6" high; 6 1/2 wide. Blotter: 4 1/4" long; 2 1/8" wide; 2 1/8 high.
Scales: 7" log; 6" high; 5 3/8 wide. Paperweight: 5 1/4" long; 3 3/4" wide.Very good original condition; typical dust residue and natural patina. Please contact me if you have any concerns prior to opening a case. I will make every attempt to respond quickly and to do my best to address any issues to your full satisfaction. I do my best to provide a complete and accurate description of each item, including damage or flaws, and to provide many different photographs to view the condition of each piece. In most cases, I sell antique or vintage preowned items that commonly have manufacturing imperfections or age. I try to discuss or photograph to the best of my ability any or all that impact condition. I pack carefully and use high quality packing materials to assure the safety of the item. Generally, there are no further price reductions for items on sale at 50% or more. THANK YOU so much for shopping with me. I really appreciate your business. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "thousandtemptations" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.