A recent auction featured nearly thirty wood and brass cameras with many being by Lancaster and Thornton Pickard. There was a good selection of these British cameras from the late nineteenth century.
The most expensive wood and brass camera did not sell. It was described as a fine British mahogany sliding box wet plate camera. There were four wet plate cameras in all including one by Meagher that was a bellows camera. It had some restoration and this is not uncommon with wood and brass cameras. Many others were adapted while in use.
I am particularly interested in buying early wood and brass cameras as well as early photographs.