Antique 19th century French Empire style cut crystal and gilt bronze mounted letter rack, desk stationary holder. Of thick solid hand blown cut crystal encased in opulent gilt ormolu mounts. The neoclassical decoration comprises of finely detailed appliques representing allegorical/mythological figures.
Including griffins flanking an exquisite scene of a swan above bountiful cornucopias. The reverse with maidens in flowing Grecian robes with putti or cherubs. Decorated further with stylized foliage, laurel leaf trim and exquisite reticulated filigree borders patterned with oak leaves and acorns.In overall good antique condition with general wear, there are some small chips to the inside rim commensurate with use.. Measures 5 7/8" length x 1 3/8" wide x 4 3/4 height. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique French Gilt Bronze Ormolu Empire Style Cut Crystal Letter Rack Holder" is in sale since Thursday, October 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Other Antique Glass". The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.