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Five Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Gentlemen

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
679
Sold for:
$431$350

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

Description:

Five Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Gentlemen, three identified on labels in the case: "Phineas Hovey," "Seth Jillson," and "John Blanchard Uncle to Susan B. Kidder"; and two others: a man seated holding a walking stick, and a man seated in a chair with a carved crest, wearing checked trousers; four mounted in pressed-paper/leather cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $400-600

"Phineas Hovey,"- edge tarnish, minor spiders and dust, case split.
"Seth Jillson,"- possible moisture stain, spiders, dust case split.
"John Blanchard Uncle to Susan B. Kidder,"- minor mat scratches, minor dust, sm. corrosion spot.
Two others:
Man seated holding a walking stick- edge tarnish, scattered spiders, dust, lacking case.
Man seated in a chair with a carved crest/checked trousers- edge tarnish, scattered spiders, dust, case lacking cover.


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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chair, Susan B. Kidder

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