Early 19th Century French Walnut and Brass Telescope Signed Vincent Chevalier
This antique telescope was created in Paris, France by Vincent Chevalier; standing on a tripod with tilting motion, the large Scope is made of walnut with brass mounts. It is complete with the original case and several inside accessories, including the additional Scope. The scientific instrument is in excellent condition; it could be used as an accent decorative piece in a game room or den. Mr Chevalier received prices from 1827 to 1834. (see label inside the box)
A telescope is an optical instrument that makes distant objects appear magnified by using an arrangement of lenses or curved mirrors and lenses, or various devices used to observe distant objects by their emission, absorption, or reflection of electromagnetic radiation. The first known practical telescopes were refracting telescopes invented in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 17th century, by using glass lenses. They were used for both terrestrial applications and astronomy.
A helioscope is an instrument used in observing the sun and sunspots. The helioscope was first used by Benedetto Castelli (1578-1643) and refined by Galileo (1564–1642). The method involves projecting an image of the sun onto a white sheet of paper suspended in a darkened room with the use of a telescope.
Measures: 48″ W x 16″ D x 50″ H.
|Dimensions||48" W x 16" D x 50" H|
Early 19th Century