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Transverse folding spectacles, 1798.

Hills, Jennie

Transverse folding spectacles, 1798.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Spectacles with silver frame, hallmarked London 1798 by I D English. Spectacles to correct sight were an established product by this time. Then, as now, frame finishes and other design innovations appealed to the style-conscious consumer.

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