Decorative pieces to make your desk look much nicer. Erhard & Söhne, maker. In 1904 they held the world-patent for the manufacture of brass-inlay. From their factory in Baden-Württemberg, Germany they shipped worldwide. Still in existence but nowadays they build automobiles, not make pretty boxes.

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Schmuckschatulle (jewelry box). No date. Brass and mahogany. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/erhard-s%C3%B6hne-co/schmuckschatulle-FdEl38qYfgnOrpxE4Mtuxw2
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Casket inlaid with a figurative frieze of knights, dragon, blacksmith, horse, sleeping maiden, horse, and a bird in a tree. Cover set with quartz cabochons backed with pink foil. Velvet lined interior and key with a lion motif that is stamped “EH.” ca. 1920. Amboyna and brass. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/an-erhard-sohne-amboyna-and-brass-5778291-details.aspx
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Decorative box. 1925. Art Déco. Brass with a wooden interior. Designed by Eugen Schwemmle and made by Erhard & Söhne. Maker’s marks: Trademark for Erhard & Söhne. Image Catawiki © 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/11193199-erhard-sohne-eugen-schwemmle-design-art-deco-brass-box
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Desktop document holder. ca. 1920. Rosewood and stenciled brass. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/desk-accessories/desk-sets/stunning-art-deco-desktop-document-holder-brass-rosewood-erhard-sohne/id-f_17885551/