Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Five Daguerreotype Portraits of Gentlemen

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
685
Sold for:
$277$225

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

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

Description:

Five Daguerreotype Portraits of Gentlemen, three sixth-plate size: one possibly a minister, wearing a white shirt and stock, holding a book in one hand, with his arm resting on a table with an open book, one of a man seated next to a table with a vase of flowers which are tinted pink and blue, and one of a young man wearing a high-crowned, visored cap seated beside a table posed with one hand on his hip; two ninth-plate size: a young man with long sideburns, identified in inscriptions on a paper under the portrait: "William Crombie Born Brooklyn, N.Y. 1833/Father of William B. Crombie, born in Penna. 1871," and an oval portrait of a bearded man; the first four mounted in pressed-paper cases, the last in an oval gilt-brass pendant case, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Three sixth-plate size:
Possibe minister- minor tarnish right edge, light water-like residue spot u.r., light image.
Man seated next to/table w/vase of flowers- Minor tarnish and dust, case lacking cover.
Young man wearing high-crowned visored cap- good condition, case lacking cover.
Two ninth-plates:
Young man w/long sideburns- tarnished edges, wiped, case lacking cover.
Bearded man- tarnish ring, several scattered faint spots, image rather light.


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.

Keywords

William B. Crombie, minister, Penna, Brooklyn

Departments

Specialists