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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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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
BR267

American Art Nouveau clear glass inkwell with silver overlay. Round and lobed with engraved silver overlay in form of whiplash scrolls, leaves, and flowers. Asymmetrical cartouche (vacant). Short neck in silver collar and hinged solid cover with chased leaves and flowers. Cover top engraved with interlaced script monogram. Worn mark underside. Neck stamped “Sterling”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/8 x D 3 in. #BR267

Sale Price: $556.50
Listed Price $795.00
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
BL832

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau Rococo sterling silver letter rack.

Plain rectangular base with scrolled rim and foliate corner supports. Three identical partitions: buxom lolling lady and two cherubs holding garland at ends, surrounded by open scrollwork and foliage. Perfect for sorting correspondence. Two compartments – one for romantic, one for platonic. Fully marked including stamps for Black, Starr & Frost and Ferdinand Fuchs, and no. 642. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 3/4 x W... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BR137

Midcentury Modern 800 silver lighter. Made by Buccellati in Italy. In form of artichoke with ready-to-peal petals, leaves, and woody stem. A realistic vegetable by a maker with a reputation for figural wares. Detachable hardware. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/2 x W 5 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight (silver only): 4.3 troy ounces. #BR137

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BS743

Art Nouveau Classical sterling silver magnifying glass. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1900. Figural frame in form of drapery-clad Athena, the goddess of Wisdom, standing on scroll and ribbon terminal with owl. Her outstretched arms support the circular frame encircled with scrolled frames (vacant) and more owls. Leaf-and-bead finial. A handy and symbolically potent desk accessory. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (Theodore B. Starr) stamps, letter B, and no. 6883. Theodore B.... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,975.00
Listed Price $4,250.00
BS703

Austrian cigar cutter with 900 silver mount, ca 1900. Eagle head with dense and textural feathers and red glass bead eyes. Predatory beak with hinged blade. Insert tip – Snap! A super alpha accessory. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Length: 9 3/4 in. #BS703

Sale Price: $5,950.00
Listed Price $8,500.00
BS647

Novelty sterling silver and mixed metal letter opener with Native American motif. Retailed by Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston, ca 1910. Cast handle in form of Indian chief head with noble and austere face and full feather headdress. Flat, tapering, and hand-hammered blade in style of stained hide. A fully developed specimen of a popular motif that suggests the work of Joseph Heinrich, a turn-of-the-century maker active in New York and France. Fully marked with retailer’s stamp, no. 20, and... Click for details

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
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