French Fruitwood and Silver Desk Seal
Almost certainly French in origin, dating to the early 19th century. The natural patternation of fruitwood gives this piece a unique charm. The handle is of turned wood, of mushroom form, with smooth rounded top, leading to a banded stem. The tall silver collar it sits on has a wonderful hammered patina which speaks to the age of this piece and its story. The oval silver matrix is engraved with a cypher of twin initials representing two families.
Overall the condition is superb, with natural patina to the silver, and no apparent damage to the handle.
Diameter of matrix 17 x 20mm
Regular price $0.00 USD