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Animated Christmas "Card" by J.G. Chandler Lithographer

Auction:
2283
Lot:
187
Sold for:
$588$500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2283
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Animated Christmas "Card" by J.G. Chandler Lithographer, 1858, Santa in the Chimney mechanical toy in a wooden frame with paper litho front depicting a fireplace with a Christmas tree on the mantel and the image of a fanciful Santa Claus holding numerous toys and an American flag seated inside the fireplace; the pull-string mechanism raises and lowers Santa up the chimney, on the reverse is printed The Night Before Christmas verse and Published by J.G. Chandler, 3 Guild Hall, Roxbury, Mass., (general wear, mechanism does not work, tears to paper but intact), overall 6 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.

Literature: Yankee Magazine, 1970.
Estimate $700-900

Keywords

G. Chandler Lithographer, The Night Before Christmas, Roxbury, Guild Hall, Massachusetts, Yankee Magazine, Advertising characters, Christian folklore, Fireplace, Santa Claus