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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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BN271

George V sterling silver desk calendar. Made by Padgett & Braham in London in 1932. Two fixed adjacent circles with rotating rims to adjust numbers visible in cutout window. Mounted to concave top of spread trapezoid with cutout window for month cards. Black rectangular base. Fully marked including patent no. 1658649. Very good condition. There are 4 double-sided month cards (that is, it is an 8-month year). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/2 x W 3 1/8 x D 2 1/4 in. #BN271

Sale Price: $276.50
Listed Price $395.00
AX212

Edwardian glass and sterling silver inkwell. Made by JF Fradley in New York, ca 1910. Rectangular glass block with chamfered corners and central tubular well with short neck in sterling silver collar and hinged cover with bellied cover. Cover top has floral garland wreath on engine-turned lines, and central frame (vacant). Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 1815T. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 7/8 x W 3 x 3 in. #AX212

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
BS637

Edwardian Regency sterling silver and enamel letter rack. Made by Foster & Bailey in Providence, ca 1910. Shaped arched panels mounted to rectangular base on 4 beaded balls. Front panel enameled with pendant flower basket and garland on white arch with chevrons and zigzags, on sky-blue ground with dense scrollwork. Back panel plain. Base partitioned with two poles, each with ball terminal and same blue enamel. Fully marked. Very good condition with strong and intact color.

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Sale Price: $840.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
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
BO591

Turn-of-the-century sterling silver and pairpoint glass inkwell. Plain, round, and upward tapering well with pointed bottom set in globe with controlled bubbles. Short neck in sterling silver collar with hinged and bellied cover, also sterling silver. Cover top ornamented with crimped irregular circle in beaded border. Fully marked including stamp for Woodside, a New York maker active in New York beginning in 1890s. Numbered 1434. Very good condition.

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Sale Price: $525.00
Listed Price $750.00
BS133

Antique page turner with hunt motif, ca 1920. Sculptural double-sided sterling silver handle. On front a hound catches up with a hound with trees in background. On back a hilly landscape. Blade flat with curved tip. Marked “Sterling”. Very good condition.

Length: 12 in. #BS133

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
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 page turner. 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.

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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
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