Turned wood

Continental

c. 1820

Board: 12 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Pieces: from 2" to 3 1/2" high

 

A chess board and thirty two pieces. Several of the pieces have hidden profiles which can be seen as shadows..

 

0477









Turned wood

Continental

c. 1840

figures from 1 1/2" to 2 1/4" high

 

Three figures from a chess set each has a hidden profile.

 

2743


Ebony

France

c. 1840

3 1/2" high

 

A needle case with a shadow image.

 

2744



Ivory & bone

America

c. 1780

Cane: 36" high

 

 

0951



Ivory & bone

Continental

c.1820

cane: 36" high

 

0478


Ivory

Contintental

c. 1840

36" high

 

A hidden figure of George Washington at the head of a shadow cane.

 

 

1446



Wood

Continental

c.1820

Cane:35" high

 

0479


Wood & metal

France

c. 1830

2 3/4" high

 

A shadow figure on the top of a seal.

 

2447

 

 



Gladstone

Porcelain

Great Britain

c. 1880

3" high

 

An egg cup with the words Find Gladstone. William Gladstone, whip served as prime minister four different times, has his profile on the side of the egg cup and can be seen as a shadow.

 

1296


Anonymous

Wood engraving

France

1792

4" x 5"

 

A rare seditious piece showing both the French and English king and queen.

 

0481


Anonymous

Etching & Engraving

France

1795

5 1/2" x 3 3/4"

 

Image of Louis XVI and his family.

 

1478


The Shade Of Napoleon Visiting His Tomb

Hand-colored lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1830

10" x 11"

 

Print contains a full-length figure of Napoleon and a small hidden portraits of his son, both emperesses, Maria Louisa and Josephine, as well as Wellington, Murat, & the Duke d'Enhien.

 

2477


The Shadow of Napoleon Visiting his Tomb

Lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1840

6 1/4" x 7 5/8"

 

This image not only has a hidden image of Napoleon in profile looking at his tomb, but a map of Europe as well as hidden images of Wellington, and Marat.

 

3085


The Tomb And Shade Of Napoleon

Anonymous

Colored lithograph

America

c.1830

12" x 8"

 

Printed by Nathanial Currier. Napoleon, in profile, is hidden in between the trees.

 

2973


Tin

France

c.1820

2 3/4 x 4 1/2" x 3/4"

 

A small tin box with two hidden figures in profile in the trees.

 

0483