Antique Tunnel or Peephole book of the CHAMBRE DES DEPUTES (Chamber of Deputies) measures 8" x 5 1/2" closed, opening to approx 22 1/4 with paste on hand-colored pictorial cover. Tunnel or Peephole books are three-dimensional scenes created by a set of pages in an accordion-like structure so that the rear of the book is visible along with the earlier scenes from a viewing hole at top or front of the book. The hole in this book is at the front door allowing a view of the 5 different panels as one scene. Each scene has intricate cutouts and is hand colored.
Light cover rubbing and extremity wear; foxing and light soiling to front paste on which is separating from the cover at the lower left 1 1/4; light foxing. A rare example of a delicate item.
The item "Rare Antique TUNNEL or PEEPHOLE BOOK, CHAMBRE des DEPUTES circa 1850" is in sale since Tuesday, June 3, 2014. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "pagesrevisited" and is located in Kingston, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, Thailand, Switzerland, Chile, China, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Costa rica, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Philippines, Ukraine.