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Five Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits and an Ambrotype Depicting Gentlemen

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
670
Sold for:
$277$225

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

Description:

Five Sixth-plate Daguerreotype Portraits and an Ambrotype Depicting Gentlemen, one man seated holding a booklet, accompanied by his calling card inscribed "Harvey Buell" and a paper inscribed with a poem of remembrance, signed by Buell and inscribed on the back "Died at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin"; a bearded man wearing a dark cravat, vest, and jacket, identified on a label inscribed "Clarendon Harris"; and three other gentlemen; and an oversize sixth-plate ambrotype portrait of a gentleman seated in profile with a column and drapery in the background; each mounted in pressed-paper/leather case, (imperfections).
Estimate $400-600

5 Sixth-plate Dags:
Harvey Buell- fiant image, possibly a copy, scattered tarnish, spiders, and dust, has a slightly bluish image.
Clarendon Harris- Minor tarnish on edges, minor spiders and dust.
3 others: Scatterered tarnish, spiders, and dust, one case lacking cover, with other cover placed on it.
Ambrotype: very good.


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

Harvey Buell, Wisconsin, Fond du Lac

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