Antique brass letter holder. French, mid 19th century. The casting is exceptionally fine: a cherub pens a note in the company of an exotic bird, amid floral sprays and scroll work. Measures 6 inches wide, 7.25 inches tall and 2.5 inches deep.
Vintage Murano glass millefiore paperweight incorporating a spade, heart, diamond and club. It is 2.5 inches wide by 2 inches high. Excellent condition.
Antique pair of faux painted bookends circa 1900. The faux books are Gardiner's History of England Ducie, Vol 111 and Vol IV. The two are so heavy and so well painted to resemble leather bindings and marbelized paper that it is hard to tell they are not real. They are felt lined to protect books, and so strong they can support most any desktop book collection. Each bookend measures 7.5 inches high, 5 inches deep with a 6 inch base. Excellent original condition.
Antique Baccarat paperweight Cane 2 Rock, green and tan, circa 1850. Measures 2.75 inches wide by 2 inches high. Excellent condition. It was retailed by L.H. Selman LTD, Santa Cruz, CA, one of the most respected and knowledgeable dealers in rare antique paper weights.
Antique 19th century Paris gilded porcelain desk top inkwell set in excellent original condition. Classic scrolled shell form with ink well and powder pot. Measures 4.5 inches wide by 4 inches deep by 2.25 inches high.