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13 Daguerreotype Portraits including Horse Guards Officer & Probable Confederate

A very nice daguerreotype portrait of a stiff-looking man in coat, vest and tie, in an oval gold matte and leatherette case with separated hinge. There is a name in ink in the corner of the matte where one frequently finds the photographer’s name, but this may be the name of the subject. It looks like “Wm. Widderfield.” This is an unusual name, and it may be the William Widderfield who served in the Confederate 1st and then 2nd North Carolina Volunteers. The image is 2 5/8 by 3 1/8 inches.

Daguerreotype portrait of a small boy in chair by “Carpenter & Harris Artists, Louisville, KY.” In leatherette case with separated hinge. 2 ½ by 3 inches.

Daguerreotype portrait of an older woman in mourning. This is a very clear image in a leatherette half case, 2 5/8 by 3 inches.

Another older woman in mourning daguerreotype portrait in leatherette half case, 2 ½ by 3 inches. 

Exceptional British daguerreotype portrait of a high ranking officer of the Horse Guards or Life Guards in a very fine leather case stamped “By Appointment Mr. Kilburn 234 Regent Street. This is probably identifiable as officers of the Horse Guards were generally from the nobility. The image is 2 by 2 ½ inches.

Daguerreotype portrait of a man holding a pocket knife. He is wearing an interesting outfit of work clothes, and may be the maker of the knife. Image is clear with a spot on the man’s sleeve, in a leatherette case with separated hinge. 3 by 3 3/8 inches.  The case has an American eagle on one side and a painted flower on the other.

Daguerreotype portrait of a lady in a print dress and black lace mitts, in a half case, 2 7/8 by 3 ¼ inches.

Extremely nice and sharp portrait of a gentleman in coat, vest and tie, in a full leatherette case with an extremely nice matte. 1 7/8 by 2 ¼ inches.

5 daguerreotype portrait in half cases, one a lady by Gurney of New York! The others are all gentlemen. All five are 2 7/8 by 3 3/8 inches. All are in good condition. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

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Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$363
08/05/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.  Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.