For sale is a very nice letter rack made by Tiffany Studios of New York, New York. The letter rack is done in the "Pine Needle" desk set pattern in the Tiffany Studios fancy goods line. The patina on the metal is the most popular green brown with red highlights. The letter rack has some size to it as it measures 12 1/2” wide, 8 9/16” tall, and 3 9/16“ deep. This piece is quite heavy for its size as it weighs 5 lbs 2 ounces.
The letter rack displays an outstanding Tiffany Studios green/brown/red organic patina. The acid etched pattern of Pine Needles and Pine Cones has been very popular pattern among LC Tiffany Studios collectors for years. This 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 3 compartments for letter storage with this piece. This is the largest and the hardest to find size to find without damage. This one has none. Letters cannot be more than 12 1/8" wide as this is the inside fit for all 3 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 normal wear on the underside of the letter rack. 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 and the letter "v" in Studio. This denoted this an an early edition of this Pine Needle pattern.
Truly a quality find in very good to excellent. This letter rack was made circa 1895-1898. 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.