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1870 Chevalier Paris Lorgnette Opera Glasses S917
An exceptional pair of lorgnette handled opera glasses by Chevalier Paris, France.
The opera glasses are 4 inches by 2 inches zooming to 2 1/2 inches. The lorgnette handle is 4 inches telescoping to 9 inches.
The Mother of pearl is free from cracks or splits. The focus mechanism and the telescoping handle are in excellent working order. The lenses are free from chips or cracks.
The makers used contrasting colors in this fine pair of opera glasses. The body frame is made from aluminum. The lenses are in the more durable lacquered brass.
The eye pieces are both marked Chevalier Opticien Paris.
The Mother of pearl has an almost silver quality and will reflect the colors of your ensemble. It is this quality that made Mother of Pearl such a favorite decorative material for fashion accessories.
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