This beautiful piece obviously held a dear picture or belonged to a family of wealth. The case for this tin type picture is paper mache and embellished with lovely flowers, gilt, and mother of pearl. The case measures 4 by almost 3 1/2 inches. The frame for the picture is outstanding, elaborate gold metal. The front cover of the case has detached, there are a few small pieces of mother of pearl missing, the velvet opposite the picture has worn on one side, and there are some scratches to the back cover. The original clasp is still in tact and the decoration is beautiful.
Gorgeous Paper Mache Daguerreotype Case With Mother Of Pearl Inlay