A beautiful old gift set, appears to have never been put to use, this hand carved Swiss Black Forest desk set dates c.1850-1900 and includes dip pen, stylus or mechanical pencil, letter opener, and the old scraper eraser tool. Still in the original presentation case as if tucked away a century and a half ago and just found again. Full measurements noted on photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. I find age to the outer box, but interior silk velvet and satin are each in fine condition. The hand carved implements are complete and without chips or breaks. Age showing on the steel parts, particularly the pen nib, but those are simple to replace at any art supplies store. Quite unique, in all the decades of buying antiques, it is the only Black Forest writer's set I've ever found. I found this one in France.