December 06, 2012 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati


Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Chess Players

Wonderful, candid quarter plate ambrotype of two men concentrating on a chess game on the table between them, with traditional turned ivory pieces. The gentleman at left appears deep in thought, grasping his chin and looking downward, undoubtedly contemplating his next move, while the gentleman at right peers off into the distance, looking slightly agitated, as if he is ready to move the game along.  Housed in full case. 

Condition:Some light cracking to black varnish on back of plate, especially along lower edge and top right corner. Slight separation of case. 

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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