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Daguerreotypes in 4 Fine Union Cases

A superb daguerreotype portrait of a young couple, probably newlyweds, with the woman leaning towards the man. She is wearing a short-sleeved gown. The man is wearing a fancy vest, high collar coat and tie. The case is a very fine one with a large flower on front and back. The case is by Peck. The image is 2 7/8 by 4 inches. 

A daguerreotype portrait of an older man with a very tall stock. He has peculiar hair with what looks like a small Mohawk atop his head. The image is in a gold oval matte in a fine Peck’s case of Richmond, Virginia’s Washington Monument. The back of the case is plain. The image is 3 1/8 by 4 1/8. The case is missing its velvet pad. 

Double cased daguerreotype portraits of a husband and wife, side by side, the wife in a floral print or brocade dress, the husband in coat and tall stock. The wife’s image has the name Kertson, 418 Broadway stamped on the matte. Kertson was only in operation at that address from 1853 to 1857. The images are in an extremely fine case with purple velvet matte, the cover having mother, son and dog on front and back. The images are each 2 ½ by 3 1/8 inches. The case is in superb condition. 

Double cased daguerreotype portraits of sisters, both wearing mourning, mounted side by side in matching mattes. The woman on the left is wearing a wedding ring, and black earrings and brooch. The woman on the right is wearing a bracelet that looks like a modern wrist watch, but is almost certainly a piece of mourning jewelry. They are in a very fine case with purple velvet pad, the case being the mother and child with noble dog on both front and back. The images are each 2 ½ by 3 1/8 inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The cases are excellent and better. The images are generally very good, with very minor fading. 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: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$514
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.