Lovely antique French Napoleon III era hand carved genuine ivory 3pc desk or writer's set including pen, paper knife or letter opener and wax seal or sceau with daisy floral accents and in the original fitted storage and/or presentation box! Subtle but elegant, possibly Dieppe as that was really the seat of carved ivory in France. A wonderful set.
Very good condition. As you can see, the tip of the letter opener is chipped but I could sand down to a point if you prefer (just remind me when purchasing). The box is a bit aged on the outside and the hinges are broken but the royal blue silk or satin on the inside holds lid and base together. See pictures for all measurements.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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