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Demaria, J | Chambre Carree | Tailboard | Whole Plate

FRENCH TAILBOARD FIELD CAMERA. C1900. Made by J. Demaria of Paris, so not included in my list of British makers, but a beautiful camera nevertheless. It was known as the 'Chambre Carree' because of it's square format, which didn't require a rotatable back, though it has all the other movements. Yet another 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.

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