Lady's writing desk

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    This was my mother's, given to her by her grandparents some time between 1923 and 1931.

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    1. Baker (sometimes here) 35 months ago | reply

      what a classic piece - the lamp looks like it could be interesting too - what is the tusk/tooth?

    2. cathepsut 35 months ago | reply

      Very nice piece!

    3. Fancy Horse 35 months ago | reply

      Baker's Photos, the "tusk" is probably a horn,. It's a handle for the ink blotter, and probably as old as the desk. The wooden candle holder is a souvenir given to my mother by friends who went to Germany. It seems unlikely that it was ever used as a real candle holder -- wood?

      The lamp was hers, too. I have no idea how old it is. We bought the lampshade at Walmart the other day.

    4. vickiemarie 35 months ago | reply

      What a treasure! Very nice!

    5. cathepsut 35 months ago | reply

      The tusk/horn/tooth looks like a boar tusk? And the candle holder looks like wood to me, too.

    6. Fancy Horse 35 months ago | reply

      Boar tusk? maybe so. Yes, the candle holder is wood, and that's not a real candle in it! Do they sell them in gift/souvenir shops in Germany? Maybe her friends got is somewhere else. It was when they went to visit their son (who is my age) when he was stationed in Germany. That was during the Cold War.

    7. Fancy Horse 35 months ago | reply

      Here is the desk and chair when it was in Mother's house. (Yes, I have the chair, too!)
      Corner desk

    8. cathepsut 35 months ago | reply

      I don't spend much time in gift or souvenir shops, but I'm sure I could find something similar somewhere... ;-)

    9. imajane 35 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful heirloom

    10. Big Grey Mare 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful old desk! It looks like it's been well used too. It must have been such a wonderful feeling to sit here and write a real letter, instead of an email.

    11. helenoftheways 32 months ago | reply

      Another horn: a piece of (The Game Of Photo Association)

      Beautiful desk, btw!

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