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Charles Chevalier Universal Achromatic Microscope

Auction:
2857M
Lot:
376
Sold for:
$10,455$8,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2857M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 31, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Charles Chevalier Universal Achromatic Microscope, c. 1840, with horizontal main tube engraved Microscope Achromatique Universal Charles Chevalier Ingenieur, Opticien, Palais Royal, 163, Paris, square stage, and large plano mirror on square pillar with fine adjustment, condenser lens with bayonet fitting, all housed in a dovetail mahogany case with accessories, two green-lined fitted velvet trays, containing objective lenses, eyepieces, mechanical stages, forceps, glass stage, bull's-eye, additional accessories are housed throughout the drawer case, box ht. 6 1/4, wd. 17, dp. 13 in.

Note: A copy of a handwritten list of accessories accompanies the lot.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

original lacquer, case with splits, missing key escutcheon


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Charles Chevalier, Charles Chevalier Ingenieur, Condenser, Dovetail joint, Eyepiece, Lenses, Paris