19th century Dutch Trepaan set by instrument maker J. Linden, Rotterdam

19th century Dutch Trepaan set by instrument maker J. Linden, Rotterdam

Stock Number: 430522 g



38 x 22 x 8,5 cm.


first half 19th Century


Linden Rotterdam

Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


This is an early 19th century Dutch Trepaan set by instrument maker “J. Linden / Rotterdam” . This set is in the original mahogany case, lined with red velvet and hinges of brass. The set consists of a complete set of polished steel instruments with silver frames and polished agate / hardwood handles, the scalpel is of a later date. The hinged lid has a plaque with the text “Instrument Cabinets, Trepanation, Theatrum Anatomicum” and on the inside a manufacturer’s label. Dimensions: 38 x 22 x 8,5cm.

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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

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