For sale I have a very nice letter rack made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The pattern is the ever popular and highly collected "Pine Needle" desk set pattern. This is known as the two tier letter rack in the Tiffany Studios Pine Needle desk set pattern. The letter rack is rather large as it stands 6 1/2" tall, 10" wide and 2 1/2" deep.
The letter rack displays a nice Tiffany green/brown organic patina. The acid etched pattern of Pine Needles and Pine Cones has been a popular pattern among LC Tiffany collectors for years. The letter rack has two toned green Favrile opalescent glass and is considered one of the most desired in the desk set pieces to collect. There are two compartments for letter storage with this piece. The letters cannot be more than 9 1/2" wide as this is the inside fit for both compartments.
The letter rack is considered to be in very good to excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or to any of the glass or frame. The only issue is on one side of the letter rack. The solder in the joint has a small burst in it and it has been patinated over. This is factory as it was made this way and this is pictured. The letter rack is signed on the bottom with the "Tiffany Stvdios New York" impressed signature mark. There is no model number and this one has a tiny font size for the signature. This means it was an very early edition of this Pine Needle pattern.
Truly a quality find in very good to excellent. This letter rack was made circa 1898-1902. Tiffany started numbering his desk set pieces usually with a 3 digit number after 1902. Since this one does not have a number it predates this time frame. I'm positive the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase.