Property from the Neil & Gina Smith Collection
TWO VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD GALLERY GLASSES, CIRCA 1840
length 18 ½ in.; width 9 ½ in.
47 cm; 24.1 cm
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In good conserved condition. The smaller gallery glass with an old repaired break to one side, now secured because the handle was moved to side with break, and longer metal bracket was used to attach handle to circular frame to stabilise break. Opposite side of handle has three holes visible where handle was once attached. Some minor sun fading to wood on smaller gallery glass, and glass lens probably original.
The larger gallery glass with a replaced interior rung that is made of faux grained rosewood, but hardly noticeable. The glass probably original.
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