Exceptional pair of collectible Antique French Mother of Pearl Opera or Theatre Glasses, made by the French luxury accessory house of Lemaire, Paris, in the late 19th century. By the second half of the 19th century, these fine binoculars had become essential fashion accessories for theatre goers. Given as gifts and tributes, they exhibited fine craftmanship such as this pair. Perfect in size, just right to tuck into a gentleman's pocket, or a lady's evening bag.
Fully operational, signed Lemaire Paris. Use them, place on top of a stack of your favorite Antique French books for a divine display, a luxury addition to your collection! Superior, these exhibit fine craftsmanship, typical of the French work, we have left them with patina to the gilt, but these might still shine up more should you desire. These binocular glasses have been well kept by a collector for decades. Glasses measure: 4-3/8"w x 2-3/4" : fully extended 3-34"h.