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Lot 205

Otis Elgin Craft 1928 Art Deco Desk Cigarette Box With Lighter In Lacquered Chromed Steel

Estimate: $2,200 - $3,300

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A very fine and rare original 1928 iconic Art Deco Machine Age desk box. This combine a double cigarette smokers box with a removable lighter from the modernist streamlined era of industrial design aesthetic. Carefully crafted by the Otis-Elgin Craft Company in solid chromed steel with black and vivid red lacquered enamels. Accented at the eight corners, with black enameled zig-zag graphics, the chromium gleams and the hinged tops open to reveal cigarette compartments. The interior of the two boxes are lined-up with natural cedar wood. Note: Made by Otis Manufacturing Company, working with Elgin American company, the subsidiary of Illinois Watch Case Company. So, really, this is an Otis (manufacturer) and Elgin Craft (trade name) box. Weight: 637.75 Grams, (1.41 Pounds). Measurements: 217.17 mm by 95.25 mm by 91.44 mm (8.55 x 3.75 x 3.6 Inches). Hallmarks: Stamped with the logo and the maker's mark.


The overall condition of this desk box is exceptional. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the chrome or the wood. The lacquers are Perfect, with no looses. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and

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