Dating antique desk

25-Feb-2020 17:14 by 3 Comments

Dating antique desk - Tenn camsexchatt

Measuring just under 3" in diameter, not only is it complete and working, but in virtually unused condition.An impressive Georgian mahogany cased pocket compass measuring 80mm square with an attractive paper dial of a particularly early design, it dates to the first quarter of the 19th century circa 1820.

No makers marks other than 'Made in England on the dial'.

The lacquered brass case is also in very good condition, still having most of its original lacquer, albeit with some minor surface tarnishing but no dents, and has its original push on protective brass lid.

In full working order, an early antique compass which measures 100mm diameter and 43mm deep with a weight of just under 350 grams.

Any size longer than that would cost an extra £20 VAT per running foot/30cm or an extra £30 VAT / per running foot/30cm for stripped and waxed pews.

A very impressive explorers brass cased compass made in France during the early part of the 19th century.

(A similar model appears in a 1919 Francis Barker catalogue, where its referred to as a ‘combined altitude instrument and prismatic compass’) Retaining virtually all of its original black finish, it’s engraved L. In full working order, this type of instrument was often used by civil engineers and also artillery regiments in the British army for range calculations and targeting heavy guns.

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