Early 19th century surgical trepanning set.

Early 19th century surgical trepanning set.

Stock Number: 400818 a



29 x 20 x 5 cm


early 19th C

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


A nice English early 19th century, unsigned trepanning/Neuro surgical set. This set is contained in its original (29 x 20 x 5 cm) mahogany case  and lined in red velvet with brass hines. Present is a complete trepanation set of polished steel tools with turned handles of beautifully grained tropical hardwood. Included are a drill;  two cutting trephines of different diameters, each with central pin and mounted with large boldly shaped handles; two arrowhead perforator; wood handled brush; elevator raspatory; two lenticulars. All is original to the set.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

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.