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Seven Daguerreotype Portraits of Ladies

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


Seven Daguerreotype Portraits of Ladies, a quarter-plate portrait of a young woman wearing a dress with a lacy collar and cuffs; five sixth-plate size: a vignette of a young woman wearing an off-the-shoulder gown, a young woman seated with a slight smile and wearing a fringed cape, a young woman wearing a fringed shawl, a young woman seated in a chair, and a middle-aged woman; and a ninth-plate portrait of a young woman wearing a fancy bonnet, seated beside a table set with a book and a basket, identified on a paper label reading "Mrs. J.G. Heald Sr. probably about 40 years of age"; each mounted in a pressed-paper/leather case, (imperfections).
Estimate $400-600

Quarter-plate portrait/woman wearing dress w/lacy collar/cuffs- edge tarnish, minor spiders and dust, case lacking cover.
Five sixth-plate size
Vignette young woman wearing an off-the-shoulder gown- tarnished edges, scattered light and faint brownish spits, scattered dust.
Young woman wearing slight smile- slightly dark softly focused image, edge tarnish, scattered spiders and dust.
Young woman w/ fringed shawl-few small mat scratches, very faint light scratches, possibly wiped, minor corrosion and dust.
Young woman seated in a chair- minor tarnish, dust, case lacking cover.
Middle-aged woman- Tarnish, scattered spiders and dust, case lacking cover.
Ninth-plate portrait /young woman wearing fancy bonnet/seated beside table w/book and basket- edge tarnish, minor mat scratch, minor 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.


chair, J.G. Heald Sr.