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Ca1860 Rosewood Tabletop Mechanical Stereoviewer / Stereoscope Beckers-type For Sale

Ca1860 Rosewood Tabletop Mechanical Stereoviewer / Stereoscope Beckers-type

Very Rare and wonderful, ca1860 Rosewood Table Top Mechanical Beckers-Type Stereoviewer / Stereoscope used to view daguerreotype or glass Stereoviews as well as standard, early card mount Stereoviews.


This beautiful, mid 19th century, Tabletop Viewer measures approx. 11" by 11" at the base and 18" tall. It is made entirely of sumptuous grained Rosewood with stereo eyepieces that can be focused by drawing them out from the body of the Viewer using a rack and pinion mechanism activated by a knob on the right hand side of the Viewer. This Tabletop Viewer can hold 50 Stereoviews on a revolving, internal mechanism that is operated using rosewood knobs on the right and left hand sides of the body of the Viewer


The Viewer carries no makers mark or label but is of the type known to collectors as a "Becker Style" Stereoscope. The interior of this type of viewer holds a number of Stereoview Photographs in mounts on a belt. When the knob on the side is turned the Photos come into view one at a time. The Viewer offered here includes all 47 of the original, wire internal Stereoview holders - the belt is intact and three of the holders lack only the wire frames that secure the Views in place. The internal is in working condition and the View holders advance as the knobs are turned.


The Viewer offered here is most certainly a “high end” example with a beautiful, elaborately grained Rosewood surface and elaborately cast, brass carrying handles on each side of the Viewer (see the scans below).


This rare and wonderful, Tabletop Mechanical Becker Style Stereoviewer / Stereoscope / Stereopticon is in good condition only. The Viewer lacks one of the two, hinged doors that form the top of the case and would be opened to admit light to the interior of the Viewer. The Viewer also lacks 3 of the four small pieces of corner molding at the top edge of the case and has crack in the rosewood eyepieces as well as a vertical crack at the bottom edge of one of the corners of the case. Although these may seem to be significant faults, the Viewer is exceptionally attractive and mechanically sound and intact. A skilled woodworker familiar with the restoration of Antique furniture would be able to easily make the cosmetic repairs that would restore this Viewer to its original beauty. This Viewer is among the most elaborately decorated and sumptuous examples we have handled in the past 33+ years and with the above described repairs it will warrant a place at the center of even the most advanced collection!!


A very rare and very beautiful, 1860's Rosewood Table Top Mechanical "Becker Style" Stereoviewer / Stereoscope and a fantastic addition to any Collection!!


Be sure to check out this seller’s other sales for other 19th and early 20th century Stereoscopes / Stereoviewers and Views which are also being offered for sale this week on !!

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