W & W Antiques
Web site: https://www.wandwantiques.com/
For sale is a beautiful Scottish School Arts & Crafts brass pen / card / desk tray attributed to Margaret Gilmour.
- The brass desk tray has a lovely symmetrical repoussé pattern worked into the base of the tray and is in the Scottish / Glasgow school style associated in particular with Margaret Gilmour (1860-1942) and her peers at 179 West George Street, Glasgow (ref: page 65, Hand, Heart & Soul: The Arts & Crafts Movement in Scotland by Elizabeth Cumming, 2006)
- The pattern is a Celtic knot-work inter-locking style used in the Scottish Arts & Crafts Movement, and is raised from hand beaten craft metalwork to the rear. The background is indented stippling to further showcase the Celtic pattern.
- The corners of the desk tray are pinched and the edge of the tray is folded over, making the pleasing eared or lobed corners to the tray.
- There is no makers mark to the front or rear as far as we can discern, but the style is clear and prominent in this era. W&W have other Scottish Arts & Crafts metalwork items for sale of which we are great fans.
A lovely item for any desk, sideboard or shelf as a stylish location for your keys!
*The book and lettering is not included in the sale, it is purely for display/context and scale.
Free delivery in the UK as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees.
If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.