The Victorian Paper Mache items are so lovely with the gilded decoration highlighted with Mother-of-pearl. The album has a tooled leather spine and a brass clasp. The back is paper mâché with gilded decoration. The pages inside the album accommodate Carte-de-visite sized photo. The album measures 6 1/4" x 4 3/4". There are 20 cardboard pages which would hold 40 photographs. There is an index page in front. The problem is that a group of pages have pulled away from the spine. I started to do an amateur repair, but thought better. A librarian could do a much better repair. I do not believe this album ever held photographs. The openings have no tears. There is some darkening of the pages due to age. Love this item.
Gorgeous Victorian Papier Mache Covered Photograph Album