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584. A Victorian tortoiseshell and brass boulle marquetry inkstand, decorated with scrolling leaves borders, with a cut-glass inkwell and a tray for pens, together with a matching blotter by Asprey, the leather interior with a pouch and stamped in gilt ‘ASPREY LONDON’, 35.2cm (max). (2) £300-500
585. A Napoleon III brass and tortoiseshell boulle marquetry inkstand, with a pair of associated glass inkwells flanking a central lidded aperture and with a pen tray above a drawer, on winged paw feet, 12.9cm high, 32cm wide. £500-800
586. A Victorian black leather writing slope by Asprey, the hinged lid with a sunken brass handle and gilt tooled initials ‘M.F.H.’, the interior fitted with a sprung stationery compartment to the underside of the lid with monogrammed utensils and a steel corkscrew, with a lift-out tray with a portable lighter and inkwell, with a hinged slope with compartments and a triple panel ivory notepad, the brass lock stamped ‘ASPREY 166 BOND ST.’, 18.5cm high, 41cm wide, 28cm deep. £400-600
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