07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Victorian Tartanware Letter Rack with Eight Miniature Tartan Books

$770$650
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Victorian Tartanware Letter Rack with Eight Miniature Tartan Books, the papier-mache rack with three compartments with ogee top edges, center of back applied with a small roundel print of a Highlands view, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 10, dp. 4, with seven fabric-covered miniature books (six "Thistle Library"), and one boards, late 19th/early 20th century, all Scottish topics, lg. 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

sold with a pack of Melrose Abbey playing cards in tartan printed box. rack with minor age wear; one section panel loose.
the books with some age wear: two slightly faded, on with loose binding, bumping, and soiling; one near mint.