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Are you unsure of how to decorate your desk? Here at Nelson & Nelson Antiques, we have a fantastic selection of antique sterling silver desk accessories available to choose from. Store matches in silver match safes. Browse our silver stamp booklets to add greater value to your collection. We even have silver cigar cutters and magnifying glasses, perfect to store inside your desk. While others may decorate their desks with ordinary trinkets, go bold and invest in something that has historical value and will appreciate with time. When you need to decorate your desk, choose Nelson & Nelson Antiques’ collection of antique sterling silver desk accessories. To learn more about of amazing antique products, please call us today.
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BR553

French 950 silver figural paper clip, ca 1920. Retailed by Hermès in Paris. Top is cast horse head-and not just any old nag, but a thoroughbred, as befits a luxe desk accessory from the fabled emporium for haut-monde equestrianism. Fully marked including Minerva head and maker’s and retailer’s stamps. Very good condition. Taut spring.

Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x W 5 x D 3 1/4 in. Gross weight: 10.3 troy ounces. #BR553

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
BS639

Edwardian Regency sterling silver ink blotter. Made by Foster & Bailey in Providence, ca 1910. Enameled flower garland and basket with gilt bows on whitish concentric waved ground. Sky blue lunettes with leafy scrollwork. A pretty desk accessory. Rock firmly back and forth to emphasize ladylike resolution. Fully marked. Very good condition with intact color.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 4 7/8 x D 2 3/4 in. #BS639

Sale Price: $420.00
Listed Price $600.00
BG406

Aesthetic sterling silver inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Drum-form with spread base. Cover domed with scrolled hinged and tab. Acid-etched ornament: Fluid lattice inset with stylized leaves. Cover top has stylistically-integrated monogram. Clear glass liner. Fully marked including pattern no. 9525 and director’s letter C (1902-7). Very good condition with strong definition.

Dimensions: H 2 5/8 x D 4 1/2 in. #BG406

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
BT013

Elegant Edwardian sterling silver letter rack. Made by Graff, Washbourne & Dunn in New York, ca 1910. Three graduated rectangular panels with curved corners mounted to rectangular base with four leaf supports. Raised ornamental borders. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (Bailey, Banks & Biddle) stamps and no. 6382. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 4 3/4 x W 8 3/8 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 16 troy ounces. #BT013

Sale Price: $770.00
Listed Price $1,100.00
BQ153

George III sterling silver inkstand. Made by William Plummer in London in 1768. Rectangular with wavy and ornamental open partitions mounted to solid rectangle supported by open corner scroll supports. With ink and sand bottles. An archaic gesture for the super-modern office. Stand fully marked. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 7 1/2 x D 4 in. Weight (stand only): 11 troy ounces. #BQ153

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BS916

Antique hunter's cigar cutter, ca 1920. Irregular and corrugated horn handle. Mounted to one end is silver boar’s head—all bristly fur, perked ears, alert snout, and red glass bead eyes. Oakleaf collar. At other end is mounted the hardware with taut, springy blade. Hardware has German maker’s stamp (Pfeilring). Silver marked 925. Very good condition.

Length: 9 1/2 in. #BS916

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BR486

Art Deco sterling silver cigar smoking set. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1916. This set comprises tray, lighter, and 6 ashtrays.

Tray rectangular with rounded corners and flat rim. Two central wells, of which one rectangular for the ashtrays and one circular for the lighter. Two large rectangular side wells for cigars. Lighter round and bellied with high-looping side handles and hinged and tubular wick cover. Ashtrays rectangular with tapering sides and concave oval cradle. A... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
BS884

Turn-of-the-century Austrian silver cigar cutter. Jowly, floppy-eared hound's head mounted to oak-leaf wrapped handle. Springy blade set in back. Endearing canine portrayal and tactile, easy-grip form. Marked. Very good condition.

Length: 5 1/4 in. Gross weight: 2.5 troy ounces. #BS884

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BR305

Set of 12 sterling silver ashtrays. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Rectangular with tapering sides and concave ovalish cradle. The individual size that makes smoking look stylish. Dangerous table accessories. Fully marked. Six have director’s letter m (1907-47) and 6 have director’s letter L (1956-ca 1965). In latter group, 2 have pattern no. 59001. All other ashtrays have pattern no. 19099. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1/4 x W 3 3/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Heavy total weight: 27... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BS627

Indian chief sterling silver letter opener. Made by William B. Kerr in New York, ca 1900. Cast terminal in form of gaunt face surrounded by feather headdress. A nice piece of turn-of-the-century Native Americana. Fully marked. Very good condition with strong definition.

Dimensions: H 10 3/8 x W 2 x D 7/8 in. Weight: 3.8 troy ounces. #BS627

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BS770

Japonesque sterling silver paper knife. Made by Shiebler for Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1890. Samurai-sword scythe blade and double-sided open handle with applied seashells and grass. Blade has tooled rippling water. Visible hand hammering. A wonderful desk accessory rich in period motifs. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s stamps and no. 1307. Fine condition.

Length: 11 1/8 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BS770

Sale Price: $3,465.00
Listed Price $4,950.00
BS135

Turn-of-the-Century Classical Art Nouveau letter opener. Tooled and tactile double-sided silver handle in form of bosomy caryatid with drapery stretched over round belly. Blade flat with u-form tip. Appears to be unmarked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Length: 12 in. Gross weight: 1.6 troy ounces. #BS135

Sale Price: $1,050.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
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