Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener
Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener
Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener
Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener
Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener
Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener
Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener
Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener
Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener
Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener

Antique French Carved Mother of Pearl Writer's Desk Set, Dip Pen, Bookmark, Letter Opener

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Still in the original presentation case, which is the only part which really shows the age, this is a well-treasured writing set dating c.1880-1920, hand carved mother of pearl pieces (3) comprised of a fabulous bookmark, a page turner (often mistaken for letter opener) and a long dip pen with nib included in the box. From all appearances, a gift set kept and not used. Found in France. The full measurements are noted on the photos.

Very good to excellent condition for age and type, the old original presentation box is the only part to show age, and it has some slightly rough spots (see photos) here or there, but hinges and clasp all fully intact and working & no warp to it. The interior of the box is lovely - you'll want to display it open. Pale silk satin in fine form. And not a bit of damage or loss to the 3 tools inside. Typically we're happy to even find a mother of pearl bookmark, but thrilled to find a full set with one included. The pen nib is with the set, appears to have never had ink use. There are no stains from ink or use. The mother of pearl is just magnificent as it shimmers it's colorful pearlescent light.