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Susan Dean, San Marcos CA   

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A fabulous traveler's desk, sleeve for paper, both original inkwells still in place, and a feather "quill" dip pen still inside, too. The set is French, purchased in Paris, is in very fine condition for its age, and just begs to be on your desktop, or in a movie or tv series (yes, we've had quite a few antiques show up thus over the years).

Very good to excellent for age and type, the leather remains supple, very good for its years. Both inkwells remain inside, with their silver topped corks still fitting tight. The old quill pen was with the set, too, and is nicely preserved (yes, it is a feather). It's nice and large at 12.75" wide and a full 13" long when unrolled for use. The inner box is wood, covered in leather. You can see that there are stationer's stamps still in place, but we're unable to read the one that would tell us where it was originally marketed from; likely Palais Royal or perhaps The Passages boutiques. Some lightening of leather at edges, signifying some wear, use. No tears, no deterioration to speak of at the leather joint to box - a very nice old treasure of unusual form, appeal. I see no marks, so believe the silvered tops of inkwells to be silver plate only.

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Antique French Scribe's Leather Roll-up Travel Desk, Writer's Set, 2 Inkwells, Quill Pen

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