An unusual leatherette, front opening, double photo frame, encasing two silver plated photo lockets.
Made by Augustus Walker of 118 New Bond Street, London; well known art dealer, artists colourman, frame maker and fine art publisher. Walker's gallery was founded circa 1890.
The case contains two removable photo lockets although one is currently pinned in so I have not taken it out. Both are stamped A.W to the back. They have silver plated frames and domed glass fronts. Each contains a period photo of a young woman, looking to date from the 1920's. One reminds me of Vivien Leigh!
Each locket measures 2.5" by 1.75" including the bail.
The case itself measures 5.25" wide by 3.75" height (when closed).
Back of case is impressed in gold lettering AUG WALKER.118 BOND ST.W.
In good vintage condition; the case has wear inside & out commensurate with age/use; the velvet interior is worn around top/centre of lockets; small part of outer case top slightly come away and whilst case does fasten, it is not tight and has a habit of popping open. The silver plating is worn on both lockets, as shown in photos.
A really charming Deco piece that adapts from a standing photo frame to a case for lockets which can be removed and worn. By a good maker.
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