27 October 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GOLD-EMBOSSED LEATHER BLOTTER AND STATIONARY-BOX
CIRCA 1930, PROBABLY FRENCH, SUPPLIED BY FRANCES ELKINS
The central-folding blotter with interior paper surface, the letter box with rounded from and fitted interior, each with mirror cypher 'HSR'
4lotter 23 in. (58.5) x 29 in. (74 cm.) closed; box 14¼ in. (37 cm.) high (2)
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K. Coventry, D. Meyer and A. Miller, Classic Country Estates of Lake Forest, New York, 2003, p. 181.
S.E. Cohen and S.S. Benjamin, North Shore Chicago: Houses of the Lakefront Suburb 1890-1940, New York, 2004, p. 281.
The monogram is that of Helen Shedd Reed.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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