This boxed set of a letter opener and seal is made of gilt bronze and signed by G A Chenus. Both pieces are decorated with the leaves and blossoms of an Australian eucalypt tree done with vigour and style. The very fine detail shows the ribs of the leaves and the stamens of the flowers. The seal is decorated on both sides, whilst the letter opener is only decorated on one side. There is a nice touch on the seal where the branch holding a blossom on one side continues over the top to another blossom. The paper knife is 196mm long and measures 22mm at its widest. The seal. which is yet to be engraved, stands 80mm high and is 25mm at its widest. Both pieces are in very good condition but unfortunately the box does show some signs of wear. c1910.