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Sixth-plate Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Portraits of Two Sisters and a Daguerreotype Portrait of a Young Woman

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
573
Sold for:
$123$100

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

Description:

Sixth-plate Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Portraits of Two Sisters and a Daguerreotype Portrait of a Young Woman, the sisters identified on a note inscribed "Seriah Brush Murry/Phidelia [Brush] Chapman/sisters"; the young woman seated in a chair wearing a patterned dress, mounted in "Geometric Scroll" and "Scroll/Geometric" (Krainik 277, 304) Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $200-400

Case 1 with ambrotype and dag.: Ambrotype- with light area possibly on the emulsion or a glass irregularity, minor scattered spiders and dust, Dag-; minor edge tarnish, scattered spiders and dust, one small edge crack on case; Case 2 with 1 dag.-


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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chair, Ambrotype, Dag, Daguerreotype, Emulsion, Law_Crime, Louis Daguerre, Matter, Photography

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