Up for sale is a beautiful antique French drafting set with a set of 8 brass tools or attachments plus a brass protractor some in the original mahogany box. Notice the mellow reddish brown graining of the wood and the slightly curved shape of the lid. There are two levels to the box, one fitted on top and one lower open section. The top inside of the lid is lined with deep rose colored taffeta and has a logo in the center: "Compas Superieurs Brevetes S.G.D.G." The fitted section is lined with matching colored velvet. The bottom storage section is made of nicely finished wood.
There is a rectangular brass monogram cartouche or plate on the top, still blank and ready to be inscribed. The original brass hinges are still present; the round brass lock plate is missing. There are 3 empty sections where 2 tools and a case for lead once were. The owner's name, Wm. Linsey, are beautifully written in ink on both the lid and the base between the hinges.
Size: 8 1/8" x 4 3/4" x 1 5/8" Weight: 1.2 pound (unpacked) Condition: good, 2 tools and container for pencil lead are missing; surface scratches to the top of box; tear to taffeta lining
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