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Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case
Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case

Antique c. 1700s French Writer's or Scribe's Travel Etui, Wax Seal, Pen, Tools, Mother of Pearl, 2 Inkwells in Case

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This superb c.1750-1800 writer's set in a nearly pristine original leather traveler's etui appears to never have been used. It also appears to have a partial early vendor's stamp on bottom which, were it intact, would tell us if it was originally marketed through the boutiques of the old Palais Royal. My long experience tells me it was. 

Remarkable condition, 2 inkwells, an engraved monogram sceau (wax seal), pen, stylus tool and scraper (eraser for ink - used by scraping the surface paper away). Even the original mirror remains inside the lid. The box is superb, really. You can see how nice a set it is still, some 250 years later. Not a single chip or nip or hairline on anything but the one tool's handle end (see it marked and detailed in our photos. The case is 5 1/4" x 2 7/8" and is 1" thick when closed. The button latch and hinged spine are fully intact and holding well. Tip of the pen nib needs adjustment but is there and could be used. The seal is deeply engraved, and I think it will print O B. This is a wonderful and early set. RARE to find complete and in such fine condition.