Japanese Lacquer Album and Photographer's Collage, 2 items total. 1st item: Japanese lacquer photograph album with inlaid mother of pearl foliate and bird decoration to the front cover and gilt character and bird decoration to the back cover. Interior silk and hand painted pages with slots for 44 photos. 10 3/4" H x 14 3/4" W x 2 1/2" D. Late 19th century. 2nd item: 19th century photographic advertising collage of eleven tintype photographs for Chase's Photography Rooms in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Advertisment on front reads "Portraits 35 cents. Family Groupes(sic), and all sizes and all styles". Retailer label en verso. Housed in an ebonized wood frame with gilt liner and matte. 17 7/8" H x 14 3/4" W, overall. Late 19th century. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Scattered wear, scratching and losses to covers, scattered toning to the interior. No photos present. 2nd item: Toning to some photos, some have slipped from matte position. Overall general wear and abrasions to the frame.
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