Description: Signed "Made by Bardou of Paris for Riggs and Brother, Philadelphia". Dating to circa 1860-1880, this outstanding telescope has laser-like optics and retains over 90 percent of its original bright lacquer finish.
Location of Origin: North America
Dimensions: Length closed: 24'' Extended: 41''
Primary Classification: Scientific Instruments and Natural History : Scientific Instruments : Telescopes
Secondary Classification: All Works of Art By Theme : Interest Type
Expertise: NOTE: Riggs was founded in 1818 as a nautical instrument maker, retailer and importer.