Desk Top Flag Pole from Lord Ishmay's Nato Desk

Desk Top Flag Pole from Lord Ishmay's Nato Desk

£35
Reference

82919

A group of brass and rosewood Flag Poles for use on a desk etc.

These Flag Poles are highly likely to have been used by Lord Ismay on his desk as the first Secretary General of Nato between 1952 and 1957. They came from the sale at Wormington Grange. Online photos of Ismay's NATO desk, showing the flag poles can be found on a simple search.

The flags have all been replaced as the original silk flags had deteriorated beyond saving. A variety of modern flags have been used and attached to the original elasticated string which is attached to a hook at the top of the flagpole and wrapped around the fitting to the bottom.

The gilt brass poles lift out of the socket to the bases. The stepped bases are turned out of rosewood.

The flags are sold individually and look good on a desk or mantelpiece as a reminder of a country or service. Circa 1950.

Priced at £ 35 each.

The White Ensign is sold.

Dimensions:

Height 35 cm / 14"
Diameter 8 cm / 3 14"
Period

Mid Century

Year

Circa 1950

Medium

Rosewood & Brass

Style

Desk Flag

Provenance

Likely Lord Ismay, 1st Secretary General of Nato

Collections

Please Note. Due to the rosewood, these cannot be exported.

Condition

Flags Replaced

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