George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London (1 of 8)
George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London (2 of 8) George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London (3 of 8) George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London (4 of 8) George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London (5 of 8) George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London (6 of 8) George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London (7 of 8) George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London (8 of 8)

At Salisbury Antiques we have a large selection of stock, mostly comprising of English and Continental 18th and 19th Century furniture. We also have a good selection of antique country furniture from both England and France with some more extravagant walnut pieces from the Low Countries. Salisbury Antiques now also stocks a selection of good quality painted antique furniture to cater for those going for the more contemporary look but with added character. To compliment an impressive array of furniture, Salisbury Antiques offers a mix of antique interiors, including a fantastic selection of antique mirrors ranging from charming antique dressing table mirrors to palatial antique overmantel mirrors. The Centre also houses many other period and decorative items for the home such as antique oil paintings, antique bronzes, and antique clocks. There is also a well stocked cabinet of antique weaponry, always housing something of interest to the avid collector.


This dealer is located in United Kingdom
This dealer is located in Wiltshire, United Kingdom

  View Dealers Items Dealer favs

George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London

Ref: B5828 / LA96048

£3,295

$4,200 - €3,712

  Ask a Question  Call Dealer   Request Callback

Description

A late eighteenth century Gregorian reflector or reflecting telescope by Wellington of Crown Court, Soho, London.This large and magnificent brass terrestrial and astronomical library telescope is 30� long with a diameter of four and a quarter inches. Focus is achieved by means of a threaded length of brass which connects to an internal ratchet which in turn moves a small concave ellipsoid mirror within the barrel. Light is reflected onto this mirror by means of a concave paraboloid mirror at the top of the barrel and where it can then be viewed through the eyepiece. The telescope is mounted upon a heavy brass tripod which has retracting legs and the makers name �Wellington, Crown Court, Soho, London� is beautifully engraved at the base of the column. IT is complete with its original brass end cap.Telescopes by this maker rarely appear on the market although the family traded from 1784 to 1827. The founder Alexander Wellington began work in Sherborne Lane, Lombard St, London in 1784 but had moved to their more commonly known address of 20 Crown Court, Soho, London by 1788 where the family continued to trade until the company closed its doors. Alexander Wellington died in 1812 whereafter the business was renamed Wellington and Son with his wife Mary managing the company s affairs. Evidently the son either died or left the business somewhere around 1816 as Mary Wellington traded alone until 1827. This telescope dates from the early period of the company and can therefore be attributed to the hands of Alexander Wellington and it remains in superb untouched condition.A rare opportunity to own a large and early reflector by a quality eighteenth century maker.Circa 1790 - 1800


Measurements

Height : 52 cm - 20.47 in

Width : 75 cm - 29.53 in

Depth : 35 cm - 13.78 in

Declaration

Salisbury Antiques has clarified that the George III Gregorian Library Reflector Telescope by Wellington of Soho, London (B5828 / LA96048) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1790 - 1800.

Date of Manufacture :

Delivery

Please contact Salisbury Antiques for delivery of this item.

Location

This item is located in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. This dealer is located in United Kingdom

Email dealer to buy this item

Please note,
This dealer does not accept instant online payment for this item.
To buy this item please email the dealer using the enquiry form below.

Please enter any additional details regarding this item:


A selection of items from Salisbury Antiques

Salisbury Antiques has 1074 items available.View All Dealers Items