Stunning antique French Doublé yellow gold plated folding Lorgnette eyeglasses. Great Steampunk accessory, also magnifying glass and opera glasses to hang on a chain as pictured (CHAIN IS NOT INCLUDED!) This is a lovely piece of practical jewelry from the Art Nouveau to early Art Deco era that makes a great statement. I do not know the magnification strength but personally wear it as a statement necklace and get lots of comments and questions. I do occasionally use it to read product labels. It is activated by pulling on the the button in the middle and fold back on itself to close. The mechanism works really well and there are no scratches on the glass that I've been able to discern there is quite naturally some wear to the finish. Please use zoom feature to inspect item to ensure it meets your standards for antique offerings.
SIZE: Just shy of 4 inches in total length, when closed the glass portion is 1 1/2 inches, when opened glasses are 4 inches.
BUYER RESPONSIBILITIES: While I do my best to describe any potential flaws with equal attention to its attributes, please use the zoom feature to examine the item to make a determination if this meets your standards for vintage and antique items being offered. Email should you have any questions or require more information.
PLEASE NOTE: I do my best to pack glass as safely as possible and ship by courier. However, once and item leaves my hands it is out of my control. I can not guarantee safety and DO NOT accept returns or give refunds on broken glass / lamps etc.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.