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Tiffany Studios

33-Piece "American Indian" Desk Set

Property from a New York Collection

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

33-Piece "American Indian" Desk Set

33-Piece "American Indian" Desk Set

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Property from a New York Collection

Tiffany Studios

33-Piece "American Indian" Desk Set


circa 1910

comprising two pairs of long blotter ends, one pair of short blotter ends, one pair of bookends, two inkstands with glass liners, two stamp boxes, two notepad holders, one pen tray, one double pen stand, one letter rack, one calendar stand, one utility box, one cigar box, two match stands, five letter openers, two rocker blotters, two paper clips, one pen brush and one magnifying glass

patinated bronze, glass

each piece impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK with respective model number

long blotter ends: 19 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (48.9 x 6 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. This expansive set displays variations to the patina across the various pieces, indicating it is likely an assembled set. The bronze surfaces throughout all pieces present with some scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, discolorations, wear to the patina and surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours of the design consistent with age and use. The clear glass face of the calendar frame with scattered faint surface scratches as well as small chips to the edges and corners, not visible when inserted in the frame. The clear glass face of the magnifying glass with several shallow clamshell chips concentrated to the lower edge, stable. Each inkstand with a period clear glass liner.


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for eight pieces:

Toomey & Co., Chicago, December 2, 2018, lot 375

Acquired from the above by the present owner

George A. Kemeny and Donald Miller, Tiffany Desk Treasures: A Collector’s Guide, New York, 2002, pp. 52 (for the utility box, paper clip and paper rack) and 55 (for the letter opener and rocker blotter)

William R. Holland, Tiffany Desk Sets, Atglen, PA, 2008, pp. 126-131

Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 532, nos. 2131-2132