Property from the Geyer Collection
SEVEN-PIECE “GRAPE VINE” DESK SET
comprising a large four-tier letter rack, medium three-tier letter rack, large box, small box, thermometer, playing cards box and paper clip
together with a small reproduction letter rack
favrile glass, patinated bronze
each piece impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK with respective model numbers
large letter rack: 8¾ x 12½ x 3¾ in. (22.2 x 31.8 x 9.5 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces throughout with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, wear, and traces of oxidation and surface soiling consistent with age and gentle handling. The patina of the medium letter rack, humidor and playing cards box appears to have been selectively enhanced with paint in some areas. The glass surfaces throughout with some traces of surface soiling, consistent with age. The glass of the back panel of the medium letter rack and the top of the playing card box appears to have been replaced. The wood liner of the humidor appears to be original and presents with light surface scratches, wear, and some discoloration. The playing cards box with two decks of playing cards. This set is offered together with a small associated reproduction letter rack.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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