Two Rare Quarter Plate Union Cases Containing Daguerreotypes, Including Lyre in Wide Portal [Berg 1-33/45, 1-42]

"Rare" pairing consists of Lyre in Wide Portal [1-33/45] and Lyre in Narrow Portal [1-42]. Cases contain two quarter plate daguerreotypes featuring a couple and a lovely young lady.

Provenance:Paul K. Berg Collection of Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames


[1-42] with crack to front cover near top hinge and damage/possible repair to bottom hinge.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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