Library Gallery Magnifying Glass
British: Mid to Late 19th Century
Mahogany frame, rosewood handle, and glass
10.5 inches diameter, glass; 17 inches long, overall
Available for prop rental or purchase; please inquire.
Mahogany library gallery glass of typical form, the circular large magnifying lens within a molded mahogany frame, and with a turned rosewood handle. Also known as looking glasses, library glasses are large magnifiers that were used for looking at larger objects from a short distance, such as paintings in a gallery.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual handling and wear. Small flake-like chip in the edge of the glass, unobtrusive.