Auctioneers and Appraisers

Five Daguerreotype and One Ambrotype Portraits of Young Ladies

Sold for:





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


Five Daguerreotype and One Ambrotype Portraits of Young Ladies, three sixth-plate daguerreotype portraits: a woman seated beside a table with a basket of flowers, a woman wearing a lace-trimmed patterned print dress, and a young woman with one hand resting on the top of a book or photo case; three ninth-plate size: a daguerreotype of a woman wearing a fancy bonnet and a patterned cape tinted pink and blue, a daguerreotype of a young woman wearing a dress with a lace-trimmed collar, mounted in a carved wood frame, and an ambrotype of a young woman wearing an off-the-shoulder dress with a scenic painted backdrop, the first three and the last mounted in pressed-paper/leather cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Three sixth-plate daguerreotype portraits:
Woman seated beside a table w/flowers- few small mat scratches and a couple sm. corrosion spots, case lacking cover.
Woman wearing lace-trimmed//print dress- minor tarnish, light wipes/scratches, dust.
Young woman w/hand resting /book or photo case- minor edge tarnish and mat scratchces.
Three ninth-plate size:
Woman wearing fancy bonnet- much edge tarnish, spiders, and dust, case split.
Dag. young woman wearing dress w/lace-trimmed collar in carved wood frame- edge tarnish, minor dust.
Ambrotype of young woman wearing off-the-shoulder dress- good condition, case split.

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.