Rare Boxed Desk Set - Mitford Family
A really wonderful desk set, boxed, provenance.
Consists of 4 items vesta/goto bed, penwipe, screw down inkwell, wafer box.
The tops are all silver gilt and carry the crest for the 1st Baron Redesdale, Algernon Freeman-Mitford, the paternal grandfather to the famous Mitford sisters. Motto translates to God Careth For Us.
They are all hallmarked for London makers mark Frances Douglas. One item is 1836 and the other 3 1874.
The box has obviously been made specially for them.
Condition is excellent just one tiny nibble to one corner of the glass base to the vesta.
Leather box measures 21.5 cm x w 5.7 cm x h 5 cm. Each item is 4.7 cm x h 4 cm.