Seven (7) American wooden items, primarily tiger maple, includingone (1) lap desk, two (2) document or storage boxes, and four (4) walking sticks or canes. 1st item: Rectangular tiger maple lap desk, nailed construction, inlaid kite escutcheon to front, hinged molded top opens to reveal a green baize writing surface, a rectangular open compartment, and two secret panels, one below the lower portion of writing surface, and one revealed behind brass latch at top of writing surface.Felt protectors have been added to base. 7 1/4" H x 18 1/2" W x 10 5/8" D. 2nd item: Rectangulartiger maple document box with exposed dovetailed sides, hinged molded top opens to reveal one main interior compartment. Felt protectors have been added to base. 5" H x 14 1/4" W x 9 1/2" D.3rd item: Rectangular tiger maple storage box, nailed construction, hinged molded top opens to reveal a removable tray with multiplecompartments, additional compartment below. Felt protectors have been added to base. 6 1/4" H x 15" W x 7 3/4" D. 4th-7th items: Four (4) tiger maple or walnut walking sticks or canes, including two (2) with round knobs, one (1) with a silver metal ferrule and one (1) with a brass ferrule, one (1) with a crook handle and a silver metal ferrule, and one (1) with a copper handle cap, mid-rings on the shaft, and ferrule. Ranging in size from 36" to 48 1/2" L. All items late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Areas of wood shrinkage to lid and base.Interior compartment with dividers missing. Locking mechanism to base in not present. Does not include key. Holes to green felt. 2nd item: Natural agecracks, largest4". 1" area of loss, back left of base. Hardware has been replaced. Locking mechanismto lid is not present. Interior with dividers missing.Does not include key. 3rd item: Areas of wood shrinkage to lid and base.Does not include key. 4th-7th items: All items in worn condition to be expected from age. Walking stick with copper handle with natural age cracks,largest 3 1/2", areas of loss to staining on wood.
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