Posted 2 years ago
Ten years ago, at least, I found this album at the Salvo's. It has no markings that I have seen. It really is a mystery to me. The inside of the photo album is constructed of three panels of grey leather and the outside is one piece of dark brown leather. These panels have been stitched together finely at the edges with leather as well. The edges show wear but the stitching is tight and intact all around after all these years.
The interesting part to me was the Art Deco tooling of this leather cover.
It's a series of 16 circles and 2 lines on the diagonal.
It's a very streamlined look.
I think it is from the Thirties!
I'd never seen one like it, though today I have found a leather one with Jugendstil/ Art Nouveau decoration on the net:
Perhaps it was a production piece, but it also has an Arts and Crafts feel to it. Perhaps it is just an exercise from evening classes in leather-work?
It was meant for just two photos.
It can stand open to show the photos because of the leather stitched edges.
The external dimensions are:
L: 29 cm or 11.4"
W: 25 cm or 9.85"
I believe the photo size would be inside a metric size: L: 20 cm X W: 16 cm;
which is just a bit smaller than the actual size of 16.5 x 21.5.
I'd appreciate any help or comments on this item.
Perhaps you could put some signed portraits of movie stars within!
Now that's what I should be looking for next?