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Three Quarter-plate Size Union Cases

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
504
Sold for:
$360$300

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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Three Quarter-plate Size Union Cases, an oversize black case depicting "Two Lovers Going to the Well" (Krainik 33), manufactured at A.P. Critchlow & Co., Florence, Massachusetts, 1853-57, one side of the interior molded with five small compartments fitting two ninth-plate and three sixteenth-plate size photographs, with the original manufacturer's label; and two brown cases: "Lyre in Arched Portal" and "The Capture of Major Andre" (Krainik 45, 18, 52), (imperfections).
Estimate $200-400

Two Lovers Going to the Well- lacking interior velvet pad, small loss to clasp and edges.
Lyre in Arched Portal- hinges broken with associated loss and edge loss.
The Capture of Major Andre- Krainik rates this case "scarce". It is in good condition with a minor small chip on the spine edge and, a couple small darkish brown spouts.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Major, Massachusetts, A.P. Critchlow & Co., Door furniture, Hinge, Linkages, Lyre, Mechanical engineering, Physics

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