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French Telescoping Tripod Torchiere Floor Lamp
Located in Hingham, MA
Quality crafted floor lamp from 1960's France with nickel plated brass tripod base (reminiscent of Italian designs of the mid-1940's), a black metal shaft and brass and nickel hardwa...
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Vintage 1960s French Floor Lamps

Giant French Telescope on Geared Tripod Base
Located in Norwell, MA
Rare museum deassecssion of a huge celestial telescope on geared tripod by French maker SECRETAN of PARIS. Fitted to a sturdy geared tripod. Weight is 120 pounds. Measures: Height t...
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Antique 1860s Nautical Objects

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Wood

Vintage French Bronze Telescope
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful vintage bronze telescope from France. What a gorgeous accessory this would make for the star gazers out there!
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Mid-20th Century French More Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Telescopes Vintage signed Iseli
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
O/2941 , vintage French telescopes with its case: for Your holidays ! Signed ISELI, Paris.
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Early 20th Century French Other Scientific Instruments

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Leather

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H 3.15 in. W 5.12 in. D 1.19 in.
French Directoire Fruitwood Telescoping Green Marble-Top Candle Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
The French Directoire French candle stand featuring round green marble top with brass gallery, pedestal base and tripod legs.  
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Antique Early 19th Century French Directoire Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

Signed 19th Century French Brass Tabletop Telescope with Tripod
Located in San Francisco, CA
A French 2 inch diameter brass refracting telescope retaining its original tripod, signed on the barrel "Victor Chevalier, Opticien Quai de L' horlage No 77." The Chevalier family wa...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Victorian Scientific Instruments

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Brass

1950s French Adjustable and Telescoping Wall Lamp by Robert Mathieu
By Robert Mathieu
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An uncommon adjustable and telescoping wall lamp with a painted steel bracket and frame with brass details.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

French Brass and Leather Three Draw Telescope, Late 19th Century
Located in Barntrup, DE
Late 19th century French brass and leather 3 draw telescope spyglass. The spyglass is made from brass. The base is wrapped with leather. Comes with the original case. When extended...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Midcentury Dark Green French Table Lamp with Telescope Function, circa 1945
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful and rare midcentury dark green French table lamp was made around 1945. It has got a telescope function and is very unique. It is in its original vintage condition. ...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage 3 Draw Brass and Leather Telescope
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage brown leather and brass 3 draw extendable hand telescope. Comes with original cap to cover glass end and brass eyepiece cover that slides in and out of place. Original leathe...
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Vintage 1970s French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Early 19th Century French Walnut and Brass Telescope Signed Vincent Chevalier
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique telescope was created in Paris, France by Vincent Chevalier; standing on a tripod with tilting motion, the large Scope is made of walnut with brass mounts. It is complet...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Brass, Bardou and Son Telescope Badged James W. Queen and Co.
By Bardou & Son
Located in Baltimore, MD
Table top, brass refracting telescope on folding cabriole leg base. Objective lens is 3 possibly 3.25" diameter with additional solar viewing eyepiece, and lens cap. The telescope fu...
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Vintage 1910s French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Telescoping Mirror Top Brass Occasional Tables by Maison Toulouse, Paris
By John Boone
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This French Maison Toulouse telescoping brass occasional tables, dating to around 1970 and retailed by John Boone NY, feature circular pierced gallery tops with inset mirror supporte...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Telescoping Mirror Top Brass Occasional Tables by Maison Toulouse, Paris
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This pair of French Maison Toulouse telescoping brass occasional tables, dating to around 1970, feature circular pierced galleried tops with inset mirror supported by adjustable tele...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern End Tables

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Brass

1920s French Telescope
Located in New York, NY
1920s French telescope
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Early 20th Century French Mounted Objects

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H 42 in. Dm 22 in.
Antique French Telescope
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Marseilles, France, this large 19th century antique telescope will instill any room with classical whimsy. This beautiful antique telescope piece features a brass body atop a ge...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

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Brass

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H 64 in. W 35 in. D 48 in.
A French telescope on stand
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine French 2.75" diameter hand held brass leather covered telescope made and signed by R&C Avizard, Paris, in working order, now on a custom walnut stand of a later date. Telescop...
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Antique 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

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  • A French telescope on stand
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  • A French telescope on stand
H 5.5 in. W 30.75 in.
French Telescope from 1915
Located in Sheffield, MA
Long De Vue is what the French call this telescope, which is mounted on its original extending tripod.The scope is made of black metal and brass. Flip open the lens cover, peer in th...
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Early 20th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Metal

French Telescope on Wooden Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
French brass and leather telescope on wooden stand.Stands in the shop at 60 " hi, but can be adjusted up or down.
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Antique 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

19th Century French Telescope by Bardou & Sons, Paris
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century French telescope by Bardou & Sons, Paris.
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Antique 19th Century French Decorative Objects

French Telescoping Lamp in Style of Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic French floor lamp with hand-stitched black leather, bronze disc base and new silk shade. Measures: Height telescopes from 48" to 58".
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Mid-20th Century French Floor Lamps

Materials

Leather

Telescope
Located in Sheffield, MA
Long de Vue is what the French call this telescope , which is mounted on its original extending tripod. the scope is made of black metal and brass. it reads; Lunette de siege/a gross...
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Early 20th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Metal

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H 57 in. W 32 in.
Brass Telescope
Located in Culver City, CA
Sits on original tripod base, includes travel box and various lenses.
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Antique 1880s French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

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H 60 in. Dm 48 in.
Brass Telescope with Leather Handle, France, 1860
Located in Milan, IT
Brass telescope with leather-covered handle French manufacture of the second half of the 19th century. Focusing with three extensions, complete with tab and no-dust cap. Maximum len...
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Antique 1860s French Nautical Objects

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Brass

Telescoping Directoire Period Tulipwood Gueridon, France c. 1800
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Directoire Period Two-Tier Gueridon in Tulipwood, each tier a white Marble surface with pierced Brass gallery, mounted around a hexagonal column atop a tripod base with pad feet. <...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Gueridon

French Brass Telescope with Leather-Covered Handle, 1860
Located in Milan, IT
French telescope of the second half of the 19th century, made of brass with leather-covered handle, three extensions focus. Maximum length 58.5 cm, minimum 20 cm, focal diameter 4 cm...
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Antique 1860s French Nautical Objects

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Brass

French Brass Telescope and Spotter Scope by A. Bardou
By A. Bardou
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine French brass 3" diameter telescope and spotter scope, optically excellent, made and signed by A. Bardou Paris. Now mounted on an oak tripod of a later date. Provenance: Califo...
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Antique 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

Early 19th Century French Marble-Topped Telescoping Gueridon
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A very unusual French Directoire gueridon with telescoping center column allowing for a variety of height measurements to a maximum height of 39.5". There is a pierced brass gallery ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Directoire Side Tables

Brass and Mahogany Telescope with Nine Extensions, France, Mid-1800s
Located in Milan, IT
Brass and mahogany telescope with nine extensions, signed Bianchi Opticien à Toulouse et à Paris, mid-1800s. Maximum length 96.5 cm, minimum 17 cm, focal diameter 5 cm. Excellent con...
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Antique 1850s French Nautical Objects

Small Brass Telescope with Black Leather Covered Handle France, 1870
Located in Milan, IT
Small brass telescope with black leather covered handle, three-extension focus. French manufacture from the second half of the nineteenth century. Maximum length 42 cm, minimum 14.5 ...
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Antique 1870s French Nautical Objects

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Brass

Vintage Brass Telescope on Tripod
Located in Houston, TX
Found in Carcassonne, France, a brass maritime telescope on a wooden tripod that adjusts to different heights. The optical components have been compromised. For decorative use only.  
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20th Century French Scientific Instruments

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  • Vintage Brass Telescope on Tripod
  • Vintage Brass Telescope on Tripod
  • Vintage Brass Telescope on Tripod
H 39 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Monumental Secretan Brass and Mahogany Telescope
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A very large brass telescope, with the body wrapped in fine wood. Made by the most renowned French telescope maker in Paris, Marc Secretan. The sights and lenses are all encased in b...
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Antique 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Late 19th Century French E.Vion Paris Brass and Mahogany Telescope
Located in Charleston, SC
A high-end brass French telescope from maker E. Vion of Paris, circa 1880, featuring a mahogany tripod stand and ten additional lenses with original box. The closed telescope alone m...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Maison Toulouse Brass Telescoping Occasional Table
Located in New York, NY
Brass occasional table with a circular pierced gallery top with inset grey-veined white marble on an adjustable shaft with cabriole legs and pad feet, French, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Gueridon

Small Brass Telescope with Leather-Covered Handle
Located in Milan, IT
Small brass telescope with leather-covered handle, focusing with three extensions. Complete with sunshade cap and dust cover. End of 1800s. Maximum length 38.5 cm - 15.15 inches, min...
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Antique 1880s French Nautical Objects

Brass Telescope French Manufacture of the Second Half of the 19th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Brass telescope with leather-covered handle and three-extension focusing. Maximum length 51 cm, minimum length 17 cm, focal diameter 3 cm. Complete with sunshade extension and dust f...
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Antique 1860s French Nautical Objects

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Brass

3-Inch Refracting Telescope by Bardou & Son, circa 1870
By Bardou & Son
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
3-inch refracting telescope by Bardou & Son, Paris, engraved on back plate Bardou & Son, Paris, 48 1/2-inch main brass tube, 8 3/4-inch sighting scope, rack focus and walnut tripod. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Antique Cardboard Telescope from the End of the 18th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Antique cardboard telescope with bone lenses holder, focusing with 3 extensions, French manufacture of the end of the 18th century. Good condition. Maximum extension cm 72 - inches 2...
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Antique 1780s French Scientific Instruments

Large 19th Century Bardou & Sons Telescope with Case and Stand
By Bardou & Son
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large 19th century Bardou &; Sons telescope with case and stand.
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Antique 19th Century French More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Black Telescope Floor Lamp, Height Adjustable, France, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful telescope floor lamp, height adjustable, made in France in the 1950s. This lamp is height adjustable, professionally restored and rewired. In excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Vintage Brass Tabletop Telescope
Located in Houston, TX
From France, a vintage tabletop telescope made of brass. Standing on a 13-inch tripod stand and rising to 19 inches, the scope is 2.38 inches in diameter and adjusts in length from 2...
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20th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Brass Telescope with Travel Case
Located in Culver City, CA
Brass telescope. France, circa 1880. Sits on original tripod base, includes travel box. Measures: 48" diameter x 60" height.
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Antique 1880s French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Antique Telescope by A. Bardou Paris
By A. Bardou
Located in North York, ON
All original antique late 19th century brass telescopes mounted on oak tri pod base. By A. Bardou, Paris.
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Antique 1880s French Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Brass

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  • Antique Telescope by A. Bardou Paris
  • Antique Telescope by A. Bardou Paris
H 68 in. W 32.5 in. D 32.5 in.
French Mid-Century Brass Telescope on Mahogany Tripod Base Adjustable Height
Located in Fayetteville, AR
From a time when scientific instruments were built to be beautiful as well as functional, this mahogany telescope was originally used as a tabletop piece. Its tripod base has retract...
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Vintage 1940s French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

A very rare Collection of 18th Century, French and English Telescopes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very rare collection of nine vintage reflecting telescopes from the early and late 18th Century. The collection is comprised of three draw refracting telescopes, antique vintage br...
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Antique Late 18th Century European Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Antique Leather Wrapped Telescope, E.Vion, Paris
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique leather wrapped telescope, made by E.Vion, Paris. Handsome little decorative object, nice original condition.
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Early 20th Century French Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Brass

19th Century French Brass Telescope with Leather Wrap and Original Wooden Tripod
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This very large 19th century brass telescope wrapped in black leather boasts an impressive 50 inch Scope length at its shortest and 59 inches when fully extended. Its lens is protect...
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Antique 19th Century French Nautical Objects

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Brass

French Telescope For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the French telescope you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each French telescope for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and wood. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French telescope, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right French telescope, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Bardou & Son, A. Bardou and E. Vion Paris each produced at least one beautiful French telescope that is worth considering.

How Much is a French Telescope?

The average selling price for a French telescope at 1stDibs is $2,498, while they’re typically $325 on the low end and $27,500 for the highest priced.