Antique Opera Glasses

Antique Opera Glasses

$40.50 $45.00

These small antique opera glasses are a mystery. That's right - mystery glasses! They have no identifying manufacturing marks that we can find. We're guessing that they are made in France and were made in the late 1800s. Despite their rough and ready appearance, these vintage binoculars work perfectly. We grabbed them off of the photography table for some impromptu bird watching, and they were perfect. (And we have a Peregrine Falcon hunting our local songbirds.)

They come in a black leather case which is intact on the outside. The inside is another matter, the formerly pink silk has disintegrated with age. The glasses themselves have some issues. The leather is coming off of them. IT's still there - but you could remove it completely. You could also glue it on the glasses. (We chose not to do that because sometimes people like to make their own repairs.)

The other issue is that the metal around one of the lenses is bent. This doesn't affect the lens at all though. They do work perfectly.

So clean optics, rough appearance. Super Steampunk! Yes, these are perfect for your Steampunk Cosplay or a Western costume, Edwardian Ball, Labyrinth of Jareth or whichever costume party you prefer. Or you could just take them to the local ballpark, outdoor concert, or hey, what about the opera!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 3 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 3 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 3 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 1 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Returns or Exchanges

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened art materials and on delicate antiques. Please see individual product descriptions for information on which items we accept returns. If there is something wrong with your order, please let us know right away! We will happily accept an exchange or refund.

Care instructions

We try to answer most questions you may have in the product description. However, if there are any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact us. We try to respond very quickly to any questions on our items. For our antiques, we try our best to list the condition of the item. Again, we're happy to answer your questions so that you can be confident with your purchase!

Custom and personalized orders

At this time we cannot create custom or personalized orders. Most of our calligraphy sets come "as is." If customization is possible it will be noted in the listing and you will be able to choose variables via a drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions!

Shipping Times

We ship orders out within 1 to 2 business days after receipt of order. (Usually the next business day.) This is not delivery time! This is how long it takes us to pack the item and ship. Smaller items ship via USPS Priority mail which is 1 to 3 days delivery to the U.S. We ship larger, bulky or heavy items via FedEx Ground / Home Delivery, which is ground delivery throughout the U.S. If you need an item faster, please choose Expedited Shipping.

We ship from Northern California. For example, if you order an item over the weekend, it will ship out via USPS Priority Mail on the following Monday. If you live on the East Coast that is three days for delivery. The earliest you would receive your item is on Thursday, possibly Friday.

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