Chevalier enameled opera glasses

This is a brass instrument with pearl on the center focus and eyecups, and enamel scenery on the barrels and handle. The barrels are flared. The objective lenses are 25 mm in diameter. The length is 4 cm closed. The text on one eyetube reads “Mme du Dr / Chevalier” and the other “27 Rue de l’Opera / Paris.”
The scene on one barrel shows a well-dressed man of the late 18th century holding opera glasses of this sort, looking at the other barrel where a similarly attired woman sits reading on a bench.
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Mary Maxwell
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National Museum of American History