An unusual view from the 1889 Paris Expo, I've added an old postcard to the photos to show you exactly what part of the exhibition buildings layout this back-painted glass "eglomise" painting shows. I've always loved these 19th century souvenirs and collect them, myself. This view is one I've never seen before this case. The case is in very fine condition for its age and the materials, with supple leather both outside and inside, apparently never actually used. Still has the little bit of fine sandpaper that would have acted as a striker for matches, and the baffled sides will expand to hold up to 6 cigars, or your reading glasses and a credit card and some cash for an evening out. I use these, or used to, for business after-hours meetings, as a little clutch purse. They were awfully good at opening conversations back in the time when making connections at events was an in-person thing. You'll find the perfect way to use and or display and enjoy this one. And in the meantime, I'm going to enjoy owning it.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The metal frame is very fine, bright and polished. The leather has no holes or damage, shows very little sign of its advanced age.
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