Lady's writing desk

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

 

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  • Baker (sometimes here) 3y

    what a classic piece - the lamp looks like it could be interesting too - what is the tusk/tooth?
  • cathepsut 3y

    Very nice piece!
  • Fancy Horse 3y

    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.
  • vickiemarie 3y

    What a treasure! Very nice!
  • cathepsut 3y

    The tusk/horn/tooth looks like a boar tusk? And the candle holder looks like wood to me, too.
  • Fancy Horse 3y

    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.
  • Fancy Horse 3y

    Here is the desk and chair when it was in Mother's house. (Yes, I have the chair, too!)
    Corner desk
  • Baker (sometimes here) 3y

    Fancy Horse thank you
  • cathepsut 3y

    Fancy Horse I don't spend much time in gift or souvenir shops, but I'm sure I could find something similar somewhere... ;-)
  • imajane 3y

    What a wonderful heirloom
  • Carol Von Canon 3y

    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.
  • helenoftheways 3y

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

    Beautiful desk, btw!
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