Posted 6 years ago
Demaria, J.| Chambre Carree.| C1900.| French Tailboard Studio/Field camera.| Whole Plate.|
Catalogue No. 0004.
Made by J. Demaria of Paris, so not included in my list of British makers, but a beautiful camera nevertheless. It could be expected to be taken out of the studio on occasion, although it is a heavy camera. It was known as the "Chambre Carree", (Square Camera) because of its square format which didn't require a rotatable back, though it has all other movements. A camera which came to me from a stable, with a mouse nest inside it and damage from animal urine, to the woodwork and the finish. Now in beautiful fine restored condition, after a lot of tender, loving care. A Lot.