Unusual Victorian boxed microscopists light shade, circa 187o.
Lacquered brass folding base with telescopic pillar, unusually with two swivel joints accommodating the two folding green silk fans.
Maroon tooled leather covered red velvet lined wooden case.
The silk fans are split and worn, the case is sound but worn.
The brass work is excellent, good and tight with original lacquer throughout.
Designed to shield the microscopist’s eyes from unwanted distracting light sources.
Diameter of fans 10”
Height of fully extended base 15”
Length of case 7,5/16”
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