November 19, 2020 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


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Pair of Identical Sixth Plate Ambrotype Portraits of a Militia Cavalryman Wearing Hussar-Style Uniform

Both portraits feature a seated militia cavalryman wearing a Hussar-style uniform, with his white plumed shako fitted with brass regimental and branch insignia visible on the table next to him. One image housed under mat, glass, and preserver only; the other housed in a geometric union case [Berg 3-106].

Condition:

Uncased ambrotype with heavier wear, spotting, wipe marks, loss to emulsion, and fading to image plate. Mat and preserver with spotting. 

Cased ambrotype with darkening/wear to upper and lower edges of image, less darkening and wear to right and left edges. Majority of image rather clear. Velvet pad with some discoloration. Case with general wear including soiling and light nicking to edges/raised surfaces.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$512
11/19/2020

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