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Six Daguerreotype Portraits of Five Young Ladies and a Girl

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
636
Sold for:
$554$450

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

Description:

Six Daguerreotype Portraits of Five Young Ladies and a Girl, a quarter-plate size portrait of a young woman seated in a chair, and five sixth-plate size: four depicting young women and one of a young girl with her arms crossed and resting on a table, the pressed-paper/leather case with a fold-out magnifying lens, the others mounted in a pressed-paper/leather cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Quarterplate/young woman- minor tarnish on edges and on left-facing arm area, a few mat scratches, lacking other side of case.
Four six-plate size: one has a large tarnish ring and dust, the rest with minor tarnish, spiders, and dust, all cases either split or lacking other side, except the magnifying case, one lacking a case altogether- it just has glass, brass mat and a thin embossed brass protector.




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.

Keywords

chair, Corrosion, Daguerreotype, Law_Crime, Leather, Magnifying glass, Materials science, Metals, Metalworking terminology, Tarnish

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