Old-fashion-style telescopes are not only fun gadgets, they can also be beautiful objects. A perfect thing to put on a shelf or on a desk – as both a decoration and as something to play with. Some of them – usually small ones – come in attractive wooden boxes, that can be quite nice looking themselves. Of course, these are not meant to be very accurate or powerful telescopes. They are mostly meant to be displayed.
Small decorative brass telescope:
Small decorative brass telescope pictured: 6″ Handheld Brass Telescope with Wooden Box – Pirate Navigation