A 18TH CENTURY DIPTYCH SUN-DIAL. IT CONSISTS OF TWO SIMPLE PIECES OF WOOD WITH PAPER, PRINTED AND COLOURED, DIALS PASTED ON. THE REVERSE OF THE TOP HAS A LABEL OF LATITUDES, WITH MOST OF THE IMPORTANT CAPITALS OF EUROPE. NOT SIGNED BUT PROBABLY A BEHRINGER ONE
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Van Leest Antiques
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.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.