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A rare behind the scenes glimpse of a rather serious looking Victorian (1890s) bride who is being dressed for her big day.

"This closely resembles a massage chair! 1750 British Reading chair at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - In my opinion, this is a pretty ingenious piece of work. One would actually straddle this chair "backwards" so as to be facing the platform upon which the book was placed. Armrests on either side meant that one could lean forward to read, possibly even cross one's arms to rest the chin upon them if one so chose."

Removing the matte that originally encircled the portrait of the child revealed the lovely hidden mother, unseen since the day of framing.

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