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Five Sixth-plate Daguerreotypes and an Ambrotype Depicting Young Women

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
675
Sold for:
$338$275

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

Description:

Five Sixth-plate Daguerreotypes and an Ambrotype Depicting Young Women, daguerreotypes depict a woman wearing a flowered dress, one wearing an off-the-shoulder dress and holding a small bouquet of flowers, one wearing a striped dress and holding a book, seated beside a table set with a daguerreotype portrait of an elderly gentleman, one wearing a gingham-checked dress and holding a book, with one arm resting on a table, and one wearing a white lacy shawl and bonnet with bows tinted pink and blue; and an ambrotype of a woman wearing a dress trimmed with fringe and a white lace collar, all mounted in pressed-paper/leather cases, one in a pressed-paper frame, (imperfections).
Estimate $500-700

five daguerreotypes:
Woman wearing a flowered dress- tarnish ring, scattered spiders and dust.
Woman wearing an off-the -shoulder dress/bouquet of flowers- tarnish ring, scattered spiders and dust.
Woman wearing a striped dress w/book/seated beside table-tarnish ring, scattered spiders and dust., couple corrosion spots, this one in a pressed paper frame.
Woman wearing a gingham-checked dress w/book- minor edge tarnish a few tarnish spots.
Woman wearing a white lacy shawl and bonnet- Tarnish ring, scattered spiders, dust, case split.
Ambrotye of a woman wearing a print dress- few horiz. scratches to emulsion.


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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