Lot 1160
Collection of French Leather and Faux Book Boxes and Desk Accessories, Including Dunhill
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early to mid 20th century, the forms with leather veneers and gilt brocade borders, includes a faux book decanter box, with fitted suede interior, marked in gilt "Made in France" (8 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 7 in.) together with a Baccarat Tallyrand decanter and stopper, marked to underside (6 3/4 in.); a letter box and organizer, each with leather veneer interior with diapered decoration, the underside marked in gilt "MADE IN FRANCE / DUNHILL" (9 3/4 x 13 x 6 1/2 in.) and (7 x 10 1/2 x 4 5/8 in.); a notebook case, rocker blotter, and binder with a conforming gilt brocade design by Dunhill, all marked; a portfolio with a similar design, unmarked (10 x 15 in.); a faux book pencil box by Dunhill, marked (3 x 10 1/2 x 2 1/2 in); a faux book vessel fitted with a bohemian ruby red to clear cut glass decanter, both unmarked (HOA 11 1/4 in.); and pair of leather bookends with gilt armorial motifs (7 x 5 in.).

From the Collection of a Southern Gentleman, Atlanta, Georgia

All with scattered surface wear; some with surface stains to leather; Baccarat decanter with light scratches to underside; Bohemian decanter with loss to stopper and surface wear; wear and separations to joints of book ends and portfolio.