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March 1, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Half-plate Daguerreotype of a Two-story Stone Building

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2786BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 01, 2015 10:00AM


Half-plate Daguerreotype of a Two-story Stone Building, probably Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1850s, the mid-19th century stone building possibly under construction with a probable uniformed guard in front, image housed in a pressed paper case with gilt floral and mother-of-pearl inlays, closing with two floral decorated brass clasps, interior of case below image has printed inscription inside: "Williams./Daguerrian Gallery.," (case cover detached, light oxidation on mat, toning to image adjacent to mat),4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Case cover detatched, light oxidation on mat, light toning on image where it joins the mat.

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Stone Building, probable uniformed guard, Williams./Daguerrian Gallery, Rhode Island