Desk set Boulle marquetry Napoleon III period
these items can be sold separately:
- calendar stamped "ASPREY LONDON"
- letter box
- document holder
- desk inkwells
Asprey was established in England in Mitcham, Surrey in 1781. Founded as a silk printing business by William Asprey, it soon became a luxury emporium. From its central London location Asprey advertised 'articles of exclusive design and high quality, whether for personal adornment or personal accompaniment and to endow with richness and beauty the table and homes of people of refinement and discernment.' An early speciality was dressing cases.
Asprey crafted traditional cases and designs, mostly in leather, suitable for the new style of travel ushered in by railways. The main competitors at the time were H.J. Cave & Sons, JC Vickery.
Asprey was recognised for its expertise when it won a gold medal for its dressing cases at the International Exhibition of 1862. Year where Queen Victoria granted a First Royal Warrant , after in 1889 Edward VII grants the second Royal Warrant to Asprey.
Interieur of original in red leather.
set with oak symbol.
Delevery information :
Delivery France and worldwide by specialized carriers.
Price : on request
1 800 €