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    William Henry Harrison: Rare Wooden Chest with Colorful Reverse on Glass, Flag Format Portrait Set into Lid. This item almost looks as if it might have been homemade at the time. However, through the years we have seen three virtually identical examples. Even the style of the wood chest itself was the same on all three. Opening the lid reveals a dazzling 8" x 5" reverse on glass campaign image of Harrison with flag background. Above his head are his name and a row of stars, while his ubiquitous campaign slogan "Hero of Tippecanoe" is curved below. As the photograph shows, the image itself is vivid and in beautiful condition. Some of the lettering directly below this bust is missing, probably due to moisture seepage. There are two fine cracks in the glass, one of which extends horizontally through the portrait. However, these are minimally distracting. In analyzing the importance of a defect in a given item, we often apply a simple test: if upon first laying eyes on the item the first thing one notices is the defect, this is a serious negative. If the defect is seen almost as an afterthought, after absorbing and appreciating the character of the object, this is something more easily lived with. We find the latter to be the case with this beautiful box. 11.5" x 7.5" x 3.75".

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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