Antique Art Nouveau Large Fitted Scissors and Letter Opener Desk Set. This classic scissors and letter knife set dating to the early 20th c. And still in amazing condition.
The scissors and letter knife slide into their own velvet lined slots in the stunning bronze or brass sheath. The tools are steel, I think.Everything is in perfect working order. And the metal is in great condition, with no dings or dents at all. Can use a good polishing, though. The scissors are sharp and cut smoothly and are lovely to hold (they are a perfect weight to use comfortably).
The knife is very sharp and sleek. The tools and sheat are formed in typical art nouveau design, with flowing sinuous, organic lines. The scissors are marked D. PERES, SOLINGEN, GERMANY and have a sort of barrel and spout hallmark. The overall length is 20 cm.
(8) when pieces are in sheath. Sheath measures 13 cm long and about 3.5 cm at widest part. Scissors and knife are both 18.5 cm long. The sheath is inscribed: W. I researched the name, and it seems that our Mr.
Harvie was an advocate for buses in 1926 (according to a NY Times article). The item "Antique Art Nouveau Large Fitted Scissors and Letter Opener Desk Set" is in sale since Wednesday, August 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Desktop Items\Letter Openers". The seller is "antiquarium3" and is located in Modiin. This item can be shipped worldwide.