A Superb, Large, High Quality, Antique, Mahogany Microscope Glass Slide Cabinet, With A Large Number Of Interesting Glass Slides.

A Superb, Large, High Quality, Antique, Mahogany Microscope Glass Slide Cabinet, With A Large Number Of Interesting Glass Slides.

Stock Number: 20191024B

£1850.00GBP

Offered for sale is this truly magnificent Antique, English made, Large, Mahogany, Microscope Cabinet, with a Potential total capacity of 1152 Slides, this Cabinet contains a fine selection of 359 Entomological, Botanical, Zoological, Geological quality Glass Slides. C 1895

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Circa

C1895

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy

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Offered for sale is this truly magnificent Antique, English made, Mahogany Microscope Cabinet. Basically this is a 4 sided case, superbly made in finely grained Mahogany, with solid walls to the sides, top, rear, and base, with two doors at the front, made in glass, framed by Mahogany. There is a working small brass locking catch to the inside aspect of the LHS door, and a working lock and key to secure both doors. To the interior, are 24 identical mahogany trays, with paper lined interiors, each divided into 3 segments, by 2 transverse, wooden strips.  Each tray  accommodates 48 standard glass microscope slides, with a potential         total of 1152 slides. Each tray is fronted with a small inset plaque, and one bone pull handle, set alternatively, left & right. To the lower front aspect of the base, is a brass plaque, inscribed ..”Liverpool Microscopical Society Property”.  There are included 359 actual, glass mounted microscope slides, many of quality, and a wide eclectic range of  Entomological, Botanical,  Zoological, and Geological examples. This Cabinet is in a virtually flawless condition, with the exterior to a high quality patina of age, with no apparent cracks, chips, dings, or bruises.  It measures.. Length 18 inches x Height 12-3/4 inches x depth 13 inches. This is a fine item to acquire, with a large nucleus of slides, around which, a complete collection can be formed.   C1895

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GB Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.

I attend the Science Fair in,London, and other Antique Fairs, especially the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, West Sussex, The "Military Odyssey" at Detling, Kent, and occasionaly,the Bisley Fairs, and Birmingham, at the NMM.

To contact me by email, my primary address is ..geoff@millaisantiques.co.uk, but in order to reach my electronic devices, namely my iPhone/iPad, please either Cc, or direct to them, via my secondary email ... millaisantiques75@gmail.com

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