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Ten Union Cases with Eleven Daguerreotype Portraits

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


Ten Union Cases with Eleven Daguerreotype Portraits, a sixth-plate portrait of elderly woman wearing spectacles; and ten ninth-plate portraits: a young child seated in a carriage, two of young ladies, an elderly woman, a case with a portrait of a middle-aged woman and a folk art portrait of a young man, two of young men, one of which has a brass mat impressed "Eastman & Co./75 Court St.," probably Walter B. Eastman, a daguerreian in Boston, 1847-60, a bearded gentleman, and a profile portrait of a man wearing spectacles; mounted in "Scroll/Geometric," "Scroll," "Scroll/Geometric," "Scroll," "Scroll" variant, "Scroll/Floral," "Scroll/Geometric," "Scroll/Floral," "Scroll," and "Scroll" (Krainik 306, 486, 500, 536, 451 variant, 430, 503, 468, 524, 451 respectively), Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $400-600

Most of this group of daguerreotypes have tarnished edges and dust.
Sixth-plate portrait of elderly woman w/spectacles- also a few light scratches.
Ten ninth-plate portraits:
Young child in carriage- also corrosion spots, light scratches.
Two of young ladies- woman w/ flowered bonnet with numerous connecting spiders, but no tarnish; other woman w/minor mat scratches.
Ederly woman- also a few small corrosion spots.
Case w/portrait of middle-aged woman- and a folk art portrait of a young man- the tarnish ring is extensive.
Two of young men-scattererd corrosion spots.
Bearded gentleman- numerous tarnish spots.
Profile portrait of man w/spectacles- scattered spiders or mineral deposits.

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.


Walter B. Eastman, Eastman & Co., Corrosion, Portrait of a Young Man