Brass Laboratory Microscope Mahogany London 19th Century

J. H. Steward 406 Strand London

Code :  OGANOG0105023

160.00
Brass Laboratory Microscope Mahogany London 19th Century

J. H. Steward 406 Strand London

Code :  OGANOG0105023

160.00

Brass Laboratory Microscope Mahogany London 19th Century - J. H. Steward 406 Strand London

Features

J. H. Steward 406 Strand London

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Londra, Inghilterra

Main essence:  Mahogany

Material:  Brass , Glass

Description

Brass laboratory microscope, J. H. Steward, 406 Strand London. The mahogany box containing it has an empty slot and signs of a possible attack on the inside of the lid. The inscription "St. Paul's Churchyard" (active location between c.1867 and 1930) on a component found in the wooden box and the characteristics of the instrument allow us to date it with good probability to the last quarter of the 19th century.

Product Condition:
The object shows signs of wear due to age. It may require restoration. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 32
Width: 11
Depth: 14

Additional Information

Time: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence: Mahogany

It is one of the most precious and sought-after woods in cabinet making. It was discovered in Central America around 1600 and began to be imported to England in the 1700s. Much appreciated for its hardness and indestructibility, it became widespread following the blocking of walnut exports from France in 1720 and the consequent elimination of English import duties on mahogany from the colonies in America and India. The most valuable version comes from Cuba, but it became very expensive. At the end of the 18th century it began to be used also in France in Louis XVI, Directory and Empire furniture, its diffusion declined starting from when Napoleon, in 1810, forbade its import. It was generally used in the manufacture of elegant furniture, due to its characteristics and beautiful grain.

Material:

Brass

Glass

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