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"Thames Tunnel" Optical Illusion Toy

Auction:
2880B
Lot:
481
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2880B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

"Thames Tunnel" Optical Illusion Toy, 19th century, the accordion-fold viewer opens to four lithograph panes to show in apparent three dimensions when viewed through the aperture, a view through the Thames River tunnel connecting Rotherhithe and Wapping, (imperfections), ht. 3 3/4, wd. 4 7/8, lg. extended 12 1/2 in.
Estimate $100-200

Minor wear to edges and corners, accordian fold partially detached at top.


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.

Keywords

London Overground, Optical illusion, Port of London, River Thames, Rotherhithe, Thames Tunnel, Tunnel, Tunnels underneath the River Thames, Wapping

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