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We specialize in purchasing entire estates. This combined with over 40 dealers allows us to offer a quality selection of Glass, Crystal, Porcelain, China, Pottery, Ceramics, Art, Ephemera, Books, Furniture, Jewelry, Silver, Metalware, Primitives, Memorabilia and Militaria.

JL Kirkman's Antique Mall is the proud recipient of the 2012 Reader's Choice Awards as the best Antique and Collectible Store in the New Bern area! We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued vote of confidence (we also won in 2009 and 2011).

Our customer's are our priority!

Come see us at 1198 Hwy 17 North, in Bridgeton, North Carolina.... only 5 minutes from historic downtown New Bern!

The hours will pass as you enjoy the sounds of our popular pre-war tunes and experience more then 12,000 sq. feet of packed treasures.

Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday 10am -6pm, Closed on Sunday


New Bern NC antique collectable
19th Century European Silver Folding Lorgnettes
This European Silver Lorgnette (a pair of spectacles with a handle) was worn by a fashionable lady during the Victorian or Edwardian periods (late 1800s to early 1900s). Lorgnettes were invented in c.1770 by an Englishman named George Adams. They were very popular at masquerade parties and used often at the opera. The Lorgnette folds and is marked 830 (silver mark) under the nose piece. The chain is marked Numium (may indicate one of the various lines of the Forstner Chain Corporation which manufactured chains c.1920). The following measurements are approximate: 4 1/16 (across when open), 1 1/2 (across individual eyeglass), 2 3/16 (handle length) and 18 (chain length) I have not attempted to clean the Lorgnette or the chain. The Lorgnette shows normal wear due to age including some light surface scratching on the lens. They fold securely. This item has been reduced from $195 to $150! If you wish to purchase this item please click on 'Buy It Now' button.
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