Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set

This is a very elaborate antique double inkstand box of wood covered with a veneer of tortoise shell that has been decoratively inlaid with detailed mother of pearl branches, leaves and flowers. This stand comes with 2 glass lidded ink bottles. There is a small center compartment with lid to hold small writing tools or stamps.

The stand measures 10" x 13" x 3". The glass bottles are 1.875" x 1.875" x 2".

Condition: There is some minor loss to the tortoise shell veneer, the most notable is underneath one corner. There are about 6 pieces of mother of pearl inlay missing. The glass ink bottles both have damaged lids and one has a chip on the top inner edge.

The workmanship on this desk set is mind boggling.It is a little work of art.

Item ID: Jly13tiw713


Offers considered, except on Red Tag sale items and on items with final reductions.

Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set

Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set
Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set
Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set
Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set
Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set
Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set
Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set
Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set
Antique Tortoise w/ Mother of Pearl Shell Double Inkstand Box Desk Set

This is a very elaborate antique double inkstand box of wood covered with a veneer of tortoise shell that has been decoratively inlaid with detailed mother of pearl branches, leaves and flowers. This stand comes with 2 glass lidded ink bottles. There is a small center compartment with lid to hold small writing tools or stamps.

The stand measures 10" x 13" x 3". The glass bottles are 1.875" x 1.875" x 2".

Condition: There is some minor loss to the tortoise shell veneer, the most notable is underneath one corner. There are about 6 pieces of mother of pearl inlay missing. The glass ink bottles both have damaged lids and one has a chip on the top inner edge.

The workmanship on this desk set is mind boggling.It is a little work of art.

Item ID: Jly13tiw713


Offers considered, except on Red Tag sale items and on items with final reductions.

$450 USD SALE

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