Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
Rare whole plate brown thermoplastic union case by Littlefield, Parsons & Co., c. 1858,
housing a hand-coloured and gilded ambrotype of a seated lady by a table with a vase of flowers, sharp corners and edges, clicks shut, 239 x 187mm
Berg 1-1; Krainik 1; Hannavy, Case Histories, pp. 78 & 94. One of only three known whole plate Union case designs. A sensationally well-preserved example.