Offered for sale is a handsome mid 19th century Napoleon III desk set in the Empire style, most likely made in France. The black lacquered set is mounted in bronze with Napoleonic symbols.
These sets are hard to find in their entirety and this is the most complete set we’ve had. The set is in very good condition, a few pieces showing some age dullness to the black lacquer, mostly in the form of spots to the inkwell. This barely detracts from the beauty of this set.
*An interesting Provenance comes with the sale and will be relayed to the buyer.
The set consists of:
Inkwell with hinged lid: 4 7/8” Height (hard white powder found in the interior)
Blotter: 5 1/8” Length
Stamp Box: 3 ½” Length
Paper Knife: 6 7/8” Length
Seal Stamp: 4 7/8” Length
Writing Pen: 7 ½” Length
Writing Pencil: 5 ½” Length
Letter Opener: 8 ¼” Length (Finial reattached).
French Napoleon III Empire Desk Set, 8 Pieces