Antique French writing set, five piece set in original box 19th century. The set consists of a letter opener, wax seal that has not been monogrammed, ink eraser, dip pen and pencil. The set has a bright gilt metal finish and features detailed cast cutout design with central column. The designs are the same on front and back. The pen and pencil feature floral designs. A very ornate and beautiful writing set. Overall the set is in excellent condition with minimal wear. The most wear is noted on the pen and pencil.
The box is black leather with a lining of pink silk. There is an intricate gilt design around the top edge of the box. There are signs of wear to the top of the box. The interior silk is intact on the inside of the box but shows some areas of discoloration. The silk interior shows some shredding of the silk, but still displays beautifully. The silk ruching to the bottom of the case, has specific indentations to house each of the writing implements and cushions them within the box. The box closes with a push button clasp in front that works. The underside of the box has a split, which does not impede the functionality of the box. All in all a lovely and very romantic writing set for your desk.
Date: 19th Century
Size Case is approximately 12 x 5 1/2 inches
Condition: Minimal wear to gilt finish on implements. Most of the wear to gilt finish is noted on pen and pencil. Case has some wear to outside and to silk lining with fraying of silk in bottom of case. Case is in good shape with clasp that works and has a split to the underside which does not affect the integrity of the box.
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