Auction ended on February 26th, 2011
81: ANTIQUE OPERA GLASSES BINOCULARS MIGNONNE LEMAIRE F
Antique lot of opera glasses/binoculars. Includes "La Mignonne" folding opera glasses/binoculars in leather case. French Victorian. La Reine, Paris. Folds into red leather handbag shape. Marked "La Mignonn e Patent Bte S.G.D.G." on the turn handle on the side. Also marked "La Reine Paris" between the eyepieces. Working order, lenses intact as well as focus mechanism, wear and age to leather. Measures 4.75" x 3.25" when closed. Also includes a pair of Lemaire Fabt brass opera glasses/binoculars. "Lemaire Fabt Paris" engraved around each eyepiece. Good condition, some warping of the frame that causes the focusing wheel to click when turned. All lenses intact, some damage to the left larger magnifying lens (looks like liquid damage). Some scuffs, dings and dents, see images. Binoculars measure 5" wide, 5.25" long when closed, and 7.75" when fully extended. Shipping weight 2 lbs.
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