Property from the Geyer Collection
THIRTY-EIGHT PIECE "BOOKMARK" DESK SET
comprising a tray organizer, large tray, large humidor with original wood liner, small humidor with original wood liner, cigarette humidor with original wood liner, pair of large blotter ends, pair of small blotter ends, set of four blotter corners, pen tray, stamp tray, notepad holder, calendar holder, thread box, inkstand with a clear glass inkwell liner, pen brush, glue pot, stamp box, clock, letter rack, calendar frame, pair of bookends, matchbox stand and ashtray, matchbox holder, receipt holder, rocker blotter, playing cards box, paperweight, scale, magnifying glass, letter opener and two paper clips together with two associated Tiffany Studios pens
gilt bronze, wood
each piece impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK with respective model numbers
tray organizer: 13¾ x 8¼ in. (34.9 x 21 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces throughout with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions and light wear, consistent with age and gentle use. This large desk set displays some variation in gilt finish between items, with some displaying slightly more subdued patina and some with an etched “doré” finish. The bronze with some scattered minor traces of discoloration and oxidation, and with some traces of light surface soiling to the recessed contours of the design. The magnifying glass with some minor dents to the frame surrounding the glass. The inkstand with a later clear glass inkwell liner. Functionality of the clock movement is not guaranteed and it could need service at the buyer's discretion. The set is offered together with two Tiffany Studios pens with different patterns.
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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