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Union Infantry Officer in Greatcoat with Sword in Union Case with Tintype of a Lady

A very handsome tintype of a Union Infantry officer wearing a greatcoat, with forage cap with infantry bugle horn on it, and with his foot officer’s sword by his side.  Also in the case is a great tintype of a young lady in mourning attire, with black lace mitts, and a long painted gold chain, brooch, ring, earrings and bracelet. The case has a Holmes, Booth & Hayden paper label behind the soldier. The other side has a purple velvet cushion, which may signify mourning. The case is a handsome gutta percha Union case. The image of the soldier has had a different matte at some point in the past. It is likely that he died in the War, and the young lady had his image mounted in a new matte in this case at the time of his death, hence her mourning attire. Dimensions:  3 1/8 by 3 ½ on each side. The lady’s image is 2 ½ by 3 ¼ inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

Generally the case and images are excellent. There is a little rust on the reverse of the soldier’s image. The image of the young lady is about mint. 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
$1,573
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.