1910s Antique CHEVALIER Paris Opera Glasses


  • The eyepieces are horn-shaped and signed Chevalier Paris
  • The wheel still turns to extend and retract the central shaft easily
  • Given their age, there is normal wear
  • The metal body shows spots of rust
  • There are two small chips in the edge of the lenses but don’t hamper use
  • The leather is quite worn in some places so please view pictures carefully
  • Very collectible piece

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This is a lovely pair of French antique opera glasses dating between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. The “CHEVALIER * PARIS” signature on each eyepiece refers to an optical firm that was begun by Louis Vincent Chevalier in 1765 and still in the business in the late 19th century. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has a few pairs of Chevalier Opera Glasses in their collection. Perfect piece to add to your collection!

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 12.4 cm