Lot 5    

QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MUSICIANS
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Anonymous horizontal image of two gents, one posed with a clarinet, one with a violin. Housed in a folksy frame carved from a solid piece of cherry and scribed at the corners to give the appearance of joined cabinet work.

Condition:  
Image needs to be re-laquered, else fine.
Est $350 - $550
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