# 27082

Photographer unknown.

Daguerreotype portrait of a young woman, late 1840s.

$320.00 AUD

[UK or USA]. Sixth-plate daguerreotype (70 x 55 mm, sight) housed in its original flip-top green leather case (91 x 79 x 8 mm) with blind embossed “basket of flowers” design to the reverse; working metal swing hook clasp; interior with purple silk facing; the daguerreotype, with its seals intact and original glass and honeycomb (octagonal) gold-painted pebbled brass mat, is a portrait of an unidentified lady wearing a fan-pleated bodice, seated in front of a plain backdrop, her right arm resting beside two books on a small table covered with brocade fabric; the daguerreotype has a tarnish “halo” at the edges (this is quite non-intrusive) and some scattered (tiny) mould spiders, but is essentially in superb condition and a crystal-clear image; the exterior of the case and the interior silk lining are also fine.

A beautiful British or American sixth-plate daguerreotype portrait dating to the second half of the 1840s.