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The Duchess Property & Precious Objects from the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

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Desk Accessories last quarter 19th century
comprising:
a Victorian gilt-brass mounted, scarlet tortoiseshell and stained ivory ink stand, late 19th century, with glass ink bottles; a Victorian engraved brass and ebonised wood book slide, circa 1900, each curved with a pierced panel depicting Venus; a Victorian gilt-brass mounted hardstone inlaid coromandel book slide, late 19th century, by Betjemens and stamped as such ;a set of Victorian gilt-brass and hardstone inlaid postal scales, circa 1860, lacking weights
(4)
12cm. high, 36cm. wide, 24.25cm. deep; 4¾in., 1ft. 2in., 9½in.
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Literature

Crewe House, London, Inventory, Vol. 2, 1913, p.140, in the Stewards Room; Set of brass letter scales and 5 weights on oblong black marble base, inlaid flowers. 8";
West Horsley Place, Surrey,
Inventory, 1938, Vol. 1, p.6, in the Morning Room; A 14” tortoiseshell and brass Buhl Inkstand with inkwells and pen trough, on ormolu feet.

The Duchess Property & Precious Objects from the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

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London