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Eight Daguerreotypes of Painted Portraits

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Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM


Eight Daguerreotypes of Painted Portraits, a half-plate size portrait of a young woman identified on a note inscribed "Mrs. William Dwight of Brookline, Mass./Daughter of Judge White of Salem and Granddaughter of Dr. Wilder of South Lancaster..."; two quarter-plate size: a folk portrait of a woman wearing a sheer white bonnet and a portrait of a young woman; five sixth-plate size: a folk art portrait of a woman wearing spectacles and a sheer white bonnet, two of folk portraits of gentlemen, one of an elderly gentleman identified in inscriptions on the reverse "Dr. William Paine born 15 June 1750/Died 19 Ap 1839," and one of a folk painting of a lady wearing a bonnet with a striped sash; the first six portraits mounted in pressed-paper/leather cases, the seventh in a thermoplastic frame, the last portrait has no frame or case (clipped together), (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Half-plateYoung woman- tarnish edges, much dust.
Quarter-plate of Woman wearing sheer bonnet- minor edge tarnish spots.
Quarter-plate of young woman-minor tarnish coupe corrosion spots lots of dust.
Sixth plates:
Woman wearing spectiales/sheer white bonnet- tarnish couple corrosion spots and spiders.
Gent facing rt.- minor tarnish, scattered spiders, several very light scratches, case split..
Gent. facing left-minor tarnish, couple moisture? spots, case split.
Dr. Paine- tarnish ring, specks of dust.,Genealogy info: b. June 5, 1750, Worcester, Massachusetts, d. Apr 19, 1833, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Parents: Father: Hon. Timothy Paine, Disc #107 Pin #810422, Mother: Sarah Chandler, Disc #107 Pin #810423, Marriage: Lois Orne, 23 Sep 1773 at Salem, Massachusetts. Disc #107 Pin #810419.
Folk pntg. of woman wearing bonnet withstriped sash- tarnish, light scratches, minor spiders, corrosion, and 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.


Massachusetts, Salem, Brookline, Lancaster, Wilder, William Dwight, Judge, William Paine, Timothy Paine, Lois Orne, Sarah Chandler, Bonnet, Corrosion, Law_Crime, Metals, Metalworking terminology, Tarnish