For sale I have a very nice desk set Item made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The pattern is the ever popular and highly collected "Grapevine" desk set pattern. This is known as the two tier letter rack in the Tiffany Studios Grapevine desk set pattern. The letter rack is rather large as it stands 6 3/16" tall, 9 7/8" wide and 2 3/8" deep.
This letter rack displays one of the nicest Tiffany green with red along with accents of brown patina that I have seen on a desk set item in quite some time. The acid etched pattern of grapes, leaves and stems has been a popular pattern among LC Tiffany collectors for years. This letter rack has the deep green Favrile opalescent stained glass and is considered the most desired in the desk set pieces. 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.
This letter rack is considered to be in excellent as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or to any of the glass or frame. The bottom of the letter rack shows minimal wear. The letter rack is signed on the bottom with the "Tiffany Studios New York" impressed signature mark along with the impressed pattern "1008".
Truly a quality find in excellent condition. This letter rack was made circa 1905-1920. Tiffany started numbering his desk set pieces usually with a 3 digit number after 1902. Since this one does have a number it was made after 1902. I'm positive the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. The quality and condition just doesn't get much better than this!!