Description: Circa 1790-1810. Retaining its original fitted mahogany case, this nice example has a beautiful 'plum pudding' mahogany barrel and stands on graceful folding cabriole legs. At least 60% of the original lacquered finish remains on the brass fittings. Length Good clear optics.
Location of Origin: England
Dimensions: of telescope closed: 29''. Objective lens: 2 3/4''.
Primary Classification: Scientific Instruments and Natural History : Scientific Instruments : Telescopes
Secondary Classification: All Works of Art By Theme : Interest Type
Expertise: Thomas Blunt was appointed Royal Instrument Maker to King George III in 1785.