Georgian, George III and later, partners silver desk stand with wafer box and taper stick holder. Of square form and raised upon four ornate bracket feet. The main stand features two pen recesses and gadrooned borders with ornate corners. There are two hobnail cut glass inkwells with silver collars and covers and a wafer box enclosed by a taper stick holder.
In excellent order with moderate surface wear commensurate with age. One ink bottle collar is larger than the other. No visible glass damage.
The main pen tray part of the desk stand is hallmarked for London 1817 by Thomas Radcliffe. The wafer box, taper stick holder and inkwell mounts are hallmarked for London by Arthur Carter. The year letter is not visible on the wafer box and taper stick holder. The inkwell silver mounts are hallmarked for 1900 and 1909. The two inkwell bottle holders, fixed to the pen tray, are not hallmarked. The top piece of the taperstick holder can be removed and this has rubbed silver hallmarks.
Approximate weight of weighable silver (including the two unmarked bottle holders, but not including the silver inkwell mounts) is 881grams or 28.3 troy ounces.
Approximate total weight is 1.3 kilos.
Approximate dimensions are 23 cm length and width and 11 cm height.