French trepanning set by Lesueur, ca 1780

French trepanning set by Lesueur, ca 1780

Stock Number: 430926*e

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Box dimensions: 30,9 x 20,8 x 5 cm.





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Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


Trepanning drill set by Lesueur of the last quarter of the 18th century. The case is made of wood covered with leather with a brass handle on top and hinged lids to open the box. The inner side is fitted with green velvet. The set consist of a Trepanning drill which is signed with two trademarks of Lesueur: an A with a crown. The drill has a turned ebony handle. Three interchangeable conical crown cutting drills of different diameters and two perforators, a forceps, Foliate drill, a key for removing the centric pin, one elevator and one lenticular.

In the inner of the box an label is nailed down: ‘A La Couronne, Rue des Canettes, No. 5, Fhg. St.-Germain. A Paris. Lesueur, Successeur de son Père. Coutelier des Ecoles de Medecine et des Hopitanx renommé pour les bonnes Lancettes; fabrique tous les Instruments de Chirurgie anciens et modernes, tanten argent que en acier et faut la Goutellerie dans le goût le plus nouveau. Ainsi que Rasoirs qu ‘il donne a l’epreuve’

Which transates as: At A L’A Couronne, Rue des Canettes, No. 5, Fhg. St.-Germain. In Paris. Lesueur, successor to his father. Cutler of the Medical Schools and renowned in the hospitals for good lancets; manufactures all ancient and modern surgical instruments, both in silver and steel, and excels in Cutlery in the newest style. As well as razors which he offers for trial.

Box dimensions: 30,9 x 20,8 x 5 cm.

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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.