Vintage Japanese gold silver and black lacquer box. Mid to late 20th century. Scenic lid with fenced pavilion, a bridge over a winding stream, prunus tree, plum tree, and exotic rock outcroppings. Ultrasuede lining is suitable for jewelry storage. Measures 8.75 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 3 inches high. Pristine condition.
Vintage French Art Deco letter opener circa 1920. Steel saber shaped blade with brass and black enamel striped handle ending in steel tip. Unusual and elegant. Measures 9.75 inches long.
Louis XV period bureau plat, or flat top desk, with kingwood parquet veneers, circa 1760. Measures 47.5 inches wide by 22.5 inches deep and 29.5 inches high. The knee hole space measures 12 inches wide and is 22 inches from the floor. This exquisite desk retains its original bronze mountings, locks, key and leather writing surface, and is finished all around. An ink inscription inside the center drawer reads: Bought Sept. 1923 Au Berceau Royal Paris. Excellent original condition.
Virgina Metal Crafters "The Stallion" cast iron horse bookends c1954. These beautiful well cast bookends retain their original black painted surface. Each bookend measures 9.5 inches to the top of its ears, 7.75 inches across and 2 inches deep.
Pair of W. K. Cowan Co., Chicago, solid mahogany pillar bookends, circa 1900. This is a very well made and heavy pair of bookends, capable of holding a row of books securely. Each bookend measures 7.5 inches wide at the base, 3.5 inches deep at the base and 5.5 inches high. The W. K. Cowan Company was in business from 1894 until 1916. William Kennett Cowan (b 10/24/1869); Graduated Chicago Manual Training School 1889; Trained in architecture with Henry Ives Cobb (Chicago Varnish Co. Building, the Columbian Exposition, Newberry Library, Liberty Tower in Manhattan, and the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, and other notable places); Cowan designed and supervised all of the plumbing plumbing and "related fixtures" for the Columbian Exposition in 1893 Chicago.