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Susan Dean, San Marcos CA   

Antique Georgian Shagreen 7" Etui, Drafting Tools - Calipers or measuring tools inside, 1700sAntique Georgian Shagreen 7" Etui, Drafting Tools - Calipers or measuring tools inside, 1700sAntique Georgian Shagreen 7" Etui, Drafting Tools - Calipers or measuring tools inside, 1700sAntique Georgian Shagreen 7" Etui, Drafting Tools - Calipers or measuring tools inside, 1700sAntique Georgian Shagreen 7" Etui, Drafting Tools - Calipers or measuring tools inside, 1700sAntique Georgian Shagreen 7" Etui, Drafting Tools - Calipers or measuring tools inside, 1700s

A fabulous and larger than usual Georgian era (1700s) drafting tools or calipers for measuring maps or ?? A wonderful set with great age, and of interest to architects, engineers, designers, and anyone who loves fine old treasures. The case, itself, is in marvelous condition, heavy larger scale shagreen (shark or stingray leather) that is sturdy and remains unscathed by time. Interior is still lined in the original paper and silks, and has the several sections into which rulers and implements related to the engineering trades and perhaps navigational trades once rested in elegant fashion. The interior retains only 2 implements, each of which are very old steel and have rusted or deteriorated somewhat (view our images to make your own evaluation), but then, they are probably 250 years old, give or take. The case has some unfilled openings that likely held other tools for measurement, such as rulers, etc., for calculating distance, angles and etc.. The size and shape of this one is unique, and I have never owned one that is in this form, nor which has steel calipers inside. A great addition to your collection!

Very good condition for the etui, itself, and moderate condition on the very early calipers pairs that comprise the implements remaining in the set. Openings into which you might place other period implements such as rulers, etc., though, to finish out this fabulous display piece to your liking. Don't miss it. The case is to die for! Very heavy sharkskin (or BIG stingray, one).

Item ID: 1010engrset


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Antique Georgian Shagreen 7" Etui, Drafting Tools - Calipers or measuring tools inside, 1700s

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Susan Dean
San Marcos
CA
  

Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European

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