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Cased Portraits and Union Cases

Oval Scovill Union case with tintype portrait of a man. The case has a vase of flowers on both sides. It has a blue velvet pad and gold colored matte. The image is 1 5/8 inches high. The case is missing a small chip on one side from the rim, but is otherwise excellent.

Thermoplastic “oreo” case with two portraits, one of a young man, the other a young woman. They both appear to be tintypes, and are 1 inch across. One side of the case appears to be slightly misshaped, but they fit together well. 

Half of an “oreo” case with a portrait of a young woman. It appears to be a tintype and is 1 inch across. 

Another half of an “oreo” case with a 1 inch portrait of a young woman.

Ambrotype portrait of great clarity of a young man in coat and tie, with a strap and buckle over one shoulder. The photographer’s address in blue is across part of the image, and it appears to be from San Francisco. The image is in an oval matte and is in half of a leatherette case. The image is 2 ½ by 3 inches.

Ambrotype portrait of a man, extremely sharp and clear, in a leatherette frame from a case, but with no back or front. The image is clearly visible on both sides. He is wearing a wide, checkered bow tie. The image is 2 5/8 by 3 ¼ inches.

A beautiful and mint condition Littlefield & Parsons case with an oval matte inside. It is missing its matte, but a handsome tintype of a Civil War period woman has been placed in the matte side. The image is 2 5/8 by 4 inches. The case has the coat of arms and motto of Havana, Cuba on one side, with a statue, ship and the word, “Habana” across the base of the statue on the other side.

 

Superb daguerreotype portrait of husband, wife and baby in a leatherette half case. The couple is young and attractive with a healthy baby on the mother’s lap. The image is extremely crisp and clear, is in an oval matte, and is 3 3/8 by 4 1/8 inches.

Double cased daguerreotype portraits of a man and woman in oval mattes in a leatherette case. The images are faded but still clear. The woman has a fur around her neck and is wearing a fancy bonnet. The man is in coat and tie. The images are 1 7/8 by 2 1/8 inches each. 

Daguerreotype portrait of a man in colored shirt, coat, and tie. The image is faded but still visible. It is in a leatherette half case, and is 2 ½ by 3 ¼ inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

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 terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

 

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$91
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.