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Two Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Young Couples

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
543
Sold for:
$584$475

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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Two Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Young Couples, the first depicts a woman wearing a windowpane pattern dress, the man's necktie is tinted light blue; the second shows a woman holding a book on her lap titled BUNYAN'S PILGRIM'S PROGRESS on the spine, the man is wearing plaid trousers, mounted in "The Lion in Love" (very rare), and "Geometric/Scroll" (Krainik 147, 221) Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

First portrait- tarnish ring, minor scattered corrosion and dust, the very rare case is in very good condition, no chips, cracks or other problems, the external patent hinge is good.
Second portrait- minor dust.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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