Very Very Rare Oversized Half Plate Papier Mache Case with Mother of Pearl Inlay and Hand Painting, Flowers and Leaves [Berg 6-239]

Case contains half plate outdoor ambrotype featuring a building and fence located in Fairfield, Maine according to modern label on verso. Image in very poor condition. 

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


Image with many condition issues including fading and discoloration. Case with some scratching and wear to front and back covers, some tearing at binding, loss of finish to some edges, corners, and top edge of spine.

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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