Two cased mid Victorian circa 1850-60, ambrotype photographic images. They are most likely to be husband and wife as the cases are matching. They have some soft colour tinted detail as you should just be able to see from the photographs that I have supplied. The cases are wood covered in leather with decorative tooled front covers and the original little brass catches.
Inside are the original decorative velvet padding and beautiful, decoratively embossed gilded frames.
These ambrotype photographs were made from glass on which the image lay. Overlying this would be another protective glass sheet. In this case, the underlying ambrotype photographic glass of the gentleman has a crack going across the corner, however this is held in place by the overlying protective glass sheet, which is not cracked, so provides stability. I mention this because the photograph of the crack that I have supplied will not show, because of the transparency, that the overlying glass is not cracked. As regards the cases, the exteriors of the spine of the cases have been reinforced. Apart from that they are in very good condition and are very pretty original articles.
Size: Both cases measure 3.25 inches (8cm) x 3.75 (9.25cm) inches.
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