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Six Daguerreotype Portraits of Young Women

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
681
Sold for:
$400$325

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

Description:

Six Daguerreotype Portraits of Young Women, a quarter-plate portrait of a woman wearing a cameo brooch, seated in a chair and holding a book, four sixth-plate portraits: one of two women, possibly sisters, a woman seated next to a table with a plant, a young woman with an arm resting on a table with books, the tablecloth tinted pink and blue, and a bust-length portrait of a woman wearing cameo earrings and brooch; and a ninth-plate portrait of a young woman wearing a hat, some mounted in pressed-paper/leather cases, some lacking cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $600-800

The photos that have cases in this lot are in pressed-paper/leather type.

Quarter-plate portrait of a woman w/ cameo brooch- mat scratches, faint light horizontal scratches, scattered spiders and dust, lacking case, just has brass protector, brass mat and glass.
Four sixth-plate portraits:
Two women/sisters- minor tarnish, few mat scratches, light scratch above rt. woman's head, corrosion spot, minor spiders, dust, case lacking cover.
Woman seated next to a table w/plant- vertical scratches/wipes, mat scratches, small dent l.l., scattered spiders and dust, case staring to split.
Young woman w/arm resting on table w/books- few mat scratches, dust, minor tarnish, scattered dust.
Bust-length woman wearing cameo jewelry- wipes, scratches, edge tarnish, lacking case.
Ninth-pate portrait of a young woman wearing a hat - minor spiders 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.

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