ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE SOLID SILVER & MARBLE IMPRESSIVE DESK SET 1890

ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE SOLID SILVER & MARBLE IMPRESSIVE DESK SET 1890

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A2689

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Description

Antique 19th Century extremely large and impressive French Empire style Solid Silver gilt mounted green marble desk set, comprising an inkstand, a blotter, a paperclip and a letter box. The large and magnificent hexagonal inkstand rests on four paw feet and is set with two baluster-form covered inkpots (fitted with original glass wells), the central plinth applied with a swags and ram's heads and surmounted by a cast silver eagle, the blotter with swan and husk mounts, lyre-form paper clip decorated with swans and ram's heads, large rectangular letter box mounted with silver armorials and garlands centering a swan.

Each part is Hallmarked French silver (950 standard), Paris, year 1880-90, Maker's mark for A. Risler & Carre'. The inkstand and clip's bases further stamped "A. RISLER & CARRE".

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No damage, just general wear.

INKSTAND SIZE

Height:    19.2cm

Width:   33.5cm

Weight:   6340g

LETTER BOX SIZE

Height:   17.2cm

Width:   23 x 12.5cm

Weight:   2560g

PAPER CLIP SIZE

Height:   14.5cm

Width:   9.2cm

Weight:   805g

BLOTTER SIZE

Height:   8.4cm

Width:    15.2 x 9.3cm

Weight:   545g