This exceptional antique George V tortoiseshell and sterling silver gentleman’s desk set is comprised of a stationary box, ink blotter, stamp box, photograph frame and pair of candlesticks.
The original inlaid silver border to each piece is ornamented with a suspended swag design.
The large stationary box has a rectangular domed form onto a tapering base.
The wooden frame to the stationary box retains the original red leather covering to the sides and posterior surface.
The box is fitted with a fine and impressive convex domed tortoiseshell cover ornamented with the original inlaid silver border which extends to a facia of tortoiseshell to the front surface of the body and foot.
The facia of tortoiseshell is further ornamented with a silver escutcheon around the keyhole.
The cover opens to reveal the original fitted interior including a leather removable pen tray.
This impressive stationary box incorporates a fully working locking mechanism which retains the original removable key.
The ink blotter has a rectangular form and crafted in red leather with a fine and impressive subtly convex tortoiseshell cover ornamented with a band of inlaid silver.
The original red satin interior of this blotter incorporates two pouches framed with a woven border.
The stamp box has a rectangular sloping form onto a tapering base.
The hallmarked sterling silver body of the box is fitted with a hinged rectangular subtly domed cover accented with an inlaid silver border to the rim.
The hardwood interior has a traditional stamp box curved sloped base.
The photograph frame has a rectangular domed form with a rectangular ‘window’ and chamfered inner border.
The broad tortoiseshell frame border is accented with a silver design which follows the contour of the domed upper portion.
The frame is fitted with a fine and impressive red leather back and hinged strut.
Each candlestick has a cylindrical tortoiseshell column and a domed spreading base.
The junction between the column and base is encircled with applied silver bands of swag decoration.
The domed portion of the base of each candlestick is ornamented with a inlaid silver border in the same swag design.
The candlesticks retain the original inset hallmarked capitals fitted with plain hallmarked sterling silver push fit sconces.
The stamp box and candlesticks retain the original leather covering to the underside of each.
This exceptional service is in remarkably fine condition considering the age and type of each component.