1867 paris world's fair wooden souvenir book

Jan 12, 14:09 UTC
1867 Paris World's Fair wooden souvenir book Item images 2f1515770299487 2ppzvokmj43 579ef03569b2294c8e393b12897ce59a 2f15157702897991151731899 Item images 2f1515770368008 nksqpdrmk5c 579ef03569b2294c8e393b12897ce59a 2f15157703534901169148485 Item images 2f1515770034719 j0fohlx3pw 579ef03569b2294c8e393b12897ce59a 2f15157700042691673816284 Item images 2f1515770143301 2k7syzwvtyt 579ef03569b2294c8e393b12897ce59a 2f1515770122473653117738
Ken
United States of America

Category
Collectibles

Acquired from
Auction House

Seller's estimate
$0

For sale
Maybe
Description

wooden book that opens with a key

Provenance

bought at estate sale

Expert appraisals:
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$650 - $900 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 2 hours

This antique is an original souvenir ware from the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris which was a massive feat and extraordinary undertaking held in the Champs de Mars. The Champ de Mars park is now best known for being the park with the Eiffel Tower, however in 1867, the Eiffel Tower was still 20 years away from existing. There were thousands of artisans from around the world showcasing the crafts, talents and Post Industrial Revolution technologies. Your souvenir is a bas-relief hand stipple carved oak trompe-l'oeil document lock box in the form of a book. 19th century World Fair souvenirs are highly collected by a niche market, and this is a hard-to-find unique, well-crafted 1867 souvenir in wood that has survived. The estimate is based on actual past recorded auction sales of comparables and accounts for the condition issue with the ream on the top side.

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