Property of a Distinguished Collector
TWELVE-PIECE "VENETIAN" DESK SET
comprising a pair of blotter ends, a letter rack, calendar frame, double inkstand with clear glass inkwell liners, notepad, pen tray, stamp tray, paperweight, pen brush, letter opener and pen
letter rack, calendar frame, double inkstand, notepad, pen tray, paperweight, pen brush and letter opener each impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK with respective model numbers
blotter ends: 19½ x 2½ in. (49.5 x 6.4 cm) each
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces throughout with some scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, light wear, and scattered minor discolorations and traces of surface soiling to the recessed contours, consistent with age and gentle handling. The pen brush, double inkstand and paperweight with some traces of polychrome decoration. The reverse of the letter rack with remnants of an old paper label. The inkstand with some traces of ink residue to the interior. The inkstand with two period clear glass liners in very good condition with some surface soiling and residue. The calendar frame with a plexiglass face. The stamp tray presents a more subdued, slightly darker gilt patina.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.