Wonderful & rare antique French Empire style 6pc mahogany & gilt bronze ormolu writer's desk set, bow & ribbon tied wreath appliqués on the large desk tray, pen tray, wax seal or sceau, blotter, page turner or letter opener and even a rare boar's bristle pen nib brush! Just missing a wonderful old French Empire style inkwell but what a set! These wax seals or sceau generally go for around $300 by themselves, making this expansive set even more rare and valuable. Superb desk or writing table top decorative accents. We also have quite an extensive collection of fabulous old French Empire style pieces available to bolster your display so be sure to browse some while you're with us, we're sure to tempt. Thanks!
Very good condition. The reticulated trim around the rim of the larger tray has a bit of bending and a newer brass nail or two holding it in place. Also, the tip of the letter opener or page turner has a chip that's been sanded down. The wax seal stands slightly askew, off a bit where the heavy bronze seal tip is attached. Otherwise, there are just a few ink spots visible as you can see in the images. See pictures for all individual measurements.
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