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    Very Rare Carte de Visite Photographic Viewing Box, Circa 1865. 9.5" x 5.25" x 4.5" high. Covered with purple velvet with porcelain/ brass tack decoration. Velvet covering shows considerable wear but intact and sound. One porcelain cap missing. Brass clasp for closure, although only the upper portion remains. The double oval frame mounted on the top, as well as the operating knobs are fabricated of brown thermoplastic and extensively decorated in deep relief. Perfect condition, no cracks or chips. The CDVs are pasted to a linen belt which is moved past the viewing slots with the operating knobs. The inside of the box is painted gilt and the gears/ wheels of the mechanism are all cast iron. Works perfectly. A scarce and very desirable piece of mid-nineteenth century American photographica. This lot requires 3rd party shipping.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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