Half Plate Union Case, Crossed Canons with Seraphs and Eagles Border, Black [Berg 1-4]

Includes two fine ruby ambrotypes of a young woman holding a fan and a young man, possibly husband and wife, housed under double mat.

Provenance:Paul K. Berg Collection of Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames


Few very minor surface abrasions. Small crack at top left corner of bottom cover (when held horizontally). Near excellent condition. 

Estimate: $400 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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