AN ART NOUVEAU STAND
Stock Number: 10102
For sale, antique French microscope. This is an attractive basic microscope on an art nouveau design stand, with its original case is very fine to excellent condition.
9-3/4" to 11-3/8" (29 cm) tall
c. late 19th century
Country of manufacture
AN ART NOUVEAU STAND, French, c. late 19th century. Extending from 9-3/4″ to 11-3/8″ (29 cm) tall, this lovely stand has a rather elegant Art Nouveau style tripod base and recurved limb of tan-enameled cast iron. The other fittings are in contrasting bright lacquered and blackened brass, and feature rack and pinion focus, double objective, “squiggle work” stage, substage wheel of stops, choice of concave silvered mirror or flat white plaster diffuser, moveable slide support, live box, and tweezers. Condition is very fine to excellent throughout, complete with the original mahogany case with drawer.
Ask the Dealer
David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.