18th Apr, 2023 10:00

Photographica & Cameras Auction

  Lot 39


Carpenter and Westley 'Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern' Outfit

Estimated at £350 - £500

Carpenter and Westley 'Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern' Outfit, comprising black-painted lantern and chimney with maker's plate to front 'Carpenter and Westley 24 Regent Street London', in maker's wooden chest, paper labels to front and inside lid, inner label with ink inscription '5 long views, a Chromathrope, 25 short views, 1852', lantern F, hole roughly cut into back, chest F-G (1), with hand-painted/hand-coloured slides - chromatropes, one lacking string, one incomplete (3), fountain disc from a mechanical slide (1), lever-action slides, including ship at anchor and gout sufferer, one lever missing (6), peacock and cat and mice slipping slides (2), tightrope tumbler and fairy queen (?) in shell drawn by peacocks, lacks slipping glasses, double slipping slides (2), long slides, four images (2) and copper-plate sliders, four images (3), with anonymous lever action slide, ship at anchor (1), F-G (21)