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Dags and Ambros



Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE
Made For Smith & Wesson’s 1st Model Revolver.
Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts
Date/Period: 1858-1866


Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, entire view

Measurement: 1.5" x 8" x 4.125"

Material: Thermoplastic, purple and rose color velvet liner.

Condition: Excellent condition, would be a challenge to upgrade.

Additional Information: The lid of case displays in relief a panoply of flags and arms centering shield
surmounted with Fleur-de-lis Spandrels feature anchor, Masonic compass and square,
artist’s paint palate with paint brushes, and sickle, rake, and wheat.

The lid of case is lined with purple velvet; sides of lid and bottom lined with faded rose
colored velvet. The interior is fitted with a gutta percha barrel rest and cartridge block
accommodating 56 cartridges.

$4,850.00

308-596


Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, entire view 2

Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, interior view

Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, entire view 3

Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, bottom view

Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, detail 1

Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, detail 2

Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, detail 3

Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, detail 4

Union Gutta Percha Case, Stand of Flags, SCARCE Made For Smith & Wesson’ s 1st Model Revolver. Case Manufactured by Littlefield & Parsons, Florence, Massachusetts, detail 5



Daguerreotype, Little Girl Seated in Chair, Nonpareil Matt, Ninth Plate
Date/Period: 1840s to 1860s


Daguerreotype, Little Girl Seated in Chair, Nonpareil Matt, Ninth Plate, entire view

Material: Embossed leather covered case with gilt border

Condition: The case’s leather spine hinge is severed. Seal is missing.

Additional Information: Sweet young child looks like she has been told to sit still!
Do not move.

$150.00

110-996




Five Ambrotype Portraits, Mother Holding infant & Three Siblings, Unique Case
Walnut Case, 2 DAVIS & CO’S / AMBROTYPE ROOMS labels
Date/Period: Based on embossed brass matts…mid-1840s-1860s.


Five Ambrotype Portraits, Mother Holding infant & Three Siblings, Unique Case Walnut Case, 2 DAVIS & CO’S / AMBROTYPE ROOMS labels, entire view

Measurement: Ninth Plates: 2 x 2.5”; Case: 3" x 7.75" x .75"

Material: Ambrotypes, embossed brass matts, walnut case

Condition: Mom’s plate shows edge flaking, all except lower right have scattered
spotting.

Additional Information: Rectangular walnut case; the hinged lid has thumbnail-molded
edges; images are recessed into base and lid.

$395.00

210-301


Five Ambrotype Portraits, Mother Holding infant & Three Siblings, Unique Case Walnut Case, 2 DAVIS & CO’S / AMBROTYPE ROOMS labels, photo 1

Five Ambrotype Portraits, Mother Holding infant & Three Siblings, Unique Case Walnut Case, 2 DAVIS & CO’S / AMBROTYPE ROOMS labels, photo 2

Five Ambrotype Portraits, Mother Holding infant & Three Siblings, Unique Case Walnut Case, 2 DAVIS & CO’S / AMBROTYPE ROOMS labels, photo 3

Five Ambrotype Portraits, Mother Holding infant & Three Siblings, Unique Case Walnut Case, 2 DAVIS & CO’S / AMBROTYPE ROOMS labels, photo 4

Five Ambrotype Portraits, Mother Holding infant & Three Siblings, Unique Case Walnut Case, 2 DAVIS & CO’S / AMBROTYPE ROOMS labels, case view



Daguerreotype, Young Lady Wearing Lace Gloves
Date/Period: 1840-1850s


Daguerreotype, Young Lady Wearing Lace Gloves, entire view 1

Measurement: Sixth Plate: 2.75 x 3.25”

Material: Dag within embossed leather case

Condition: Excellent, professionally resealed

Additional Information: The woman is seated in a thumb back Windsor chair, she
wears a large white bow, fingerless lace gloves and a decorated hair comb.

$280.00

210-300


Daguerreotype, Young Lady Wearing Lace Gloves, entire view 2



Daguerreotype, Sisters Seated in Windsor Chairs Holding Books, Tinted
Date/Period: 1840-1850


Daguerreotype, Sisters Seated in Windsor Chairs Holding Books, Tinted, entire view 1

Measurement: Sixth Plate: 2.75 x 3.25”

Material: Dag within embossed leather case

Condition: Excellent, professionally resealed

Additional Information: Sisters wearing best dresses and pantaloons hold still staring
directly at photographer.

$375.00

210-299


Daguerreotype, Sisters Seated in Windsor Chairs Holding Books, Tinted, entire view 2



Ambrotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Gentleman, Littlefield & Parsons Case
Date/Period: 1850-1860s


Ambrotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Gentleman, Littlefield & Parsons Case, entire view 1

Measurement: Ninth plate, 2 x 2.5”

Material: Ambrotype in Littlefield & Parsons labeled case; Gutta percha,
CONSTITUTION and the LAWS

Additional Information: Photograph of early 19th century portrait, tinted cheeks.
Very nice case retaining label.

$340.00

210-298


Ambrotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Gentleman, Littlefield & Parsons Case, entire view 2



Ambrotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait in Profile, Tinted, Gentleman
Date/Period: 1850-1860


Ambrotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait in Profile, Tinted, Gentleman, entire view 1

Measurement: Sixth Plate: 2.75 x 3.25”

Material: Ambrotype within embossed leather case

Condition: Plate cracked and glued, flake at fissure, seal intact

Additional Information: Tinted photograph of circa 1810 portrait.

$345.00

210-297


Ambrotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait in Profile, Tinted, Gentleman, entire view 2



Daguerreotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Woman Seated in Boston Rocker
Date/Period: 1840-1860


Daguerreotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Woman Seated in Boston Rocker, entire view 1

Measurement: Sixth Plate: 2.75 x 3.25”

Material: Dag within embossed leather case

Condition: Good, scatters verdigris spots on matt

Additional Information: Photograph of oil on canvas portrait; granny is seated in
Boston/Salem rocker, she wears glasses and a bonnet.

$475.00

210-296


Daguerreotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Woman Seated in Boston Rocker, entire view 2



Daguerreotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Gentleman, High Cheekbones
Date/Period: 1840-1860


Daguerreotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Gentleman, High Cheekbones, entire view 1

Measurement: Sixth Plate: 2.75 x 3.25”

Material: Dag within embossed leather case

Condition: Excellent, professionally resealed

Additional Information: Photo of early 19th century painted portrait; nonpareil matt

$450.00

210-295


Daguerreotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Gentleman, High Cheekbones, entire view 2



Daguerreotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Woman, Puffy Sleave Dress, 1830s
Date/Period: 1840-1860


Daguerreotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Woman, Puffy Sleave Dress, 1830s, entire view 1

Measurement: Sixth Plate: 2.75 x 3.25”

Material: Dag within embossed leather case, spine is separated

Condition: Excellent, professionally resealed

Additional Information: Tinted image of 1830s painted portrait

$450.00

210-294


Daguerreotype, Photograph of Folk Portrait, Woman, Puffy Sleave Dress, 1830s, entire view 2



Daguerreotype, Photograph of Andrew Jackson Portrait, Sixth Plate
Date/Period: 1840-1850


Daguerreotype, Photograph of Andrew Jackson Portrait, Sixth Plate, entire view 1

Measurement: Plate: 2.75 x 3.25”

Material: Dag within embossed leather case

Condition: Excellent, professionally resealed

Additional Information: The image depicts an oil on canvas portrait of Jackson.

$395.00

210-293


Daguerreotype, Photograph of Andrew Jackson Portrait, Sixth Plate, entire view 2



Ambrotype, Ships Master with Ebony Octant,
Anonymous, 1850s to Mid-1860s


Ambrotype, Ships Master with Ebony Octant, Anonymous, 1850s to Mid-1860s, entire view

An exceedingly rare image…the subject wearing a chinstrap beard and gold watchchain
holds an octant that appears to be ebony with an ivory Vernier, pencil and nameplate;
he is seated at a table covered with a paisley cloth. The image is housed within a
Florence Manufacturing Company [Florence, Massachusetts] case.

$1,150

604-66




Daguerreotype, Distinguished Black Man
Sixth Plate
Beautiful sixth plate daguerreotype of a handsome man in his finery


Daguerreotype, Distinguished Black Man Sixth Plate, sans frame

A very nice image; some scattered tarnish on mat, all else fine.

$3,790

232-258


Daguerreotype, Distinguished Black Man Sixth Plate, entire view



Daguerreotype, Navy Midshipman,
Sixth Plate, Tinted & Gilt
Anonymous, 19th Century


Daguerreotype, Navy Midshipman, Sixth Plate, Tinted & Gilt
Anonymous, 19th Century, entire view

Edge tarnish, spotting, will benefit from cleaning, NO scratches; resealed. Housed in
leather case, fruits within roundel center by star with floral and leafy devices within each
point; scrolled leafy corners; impressed border with thinning gilt; spine is split.

$1,400.00

110-995




Daguerreotype, Woman Holding Fan, Sixth Plate
Anonymous, 19th Century


Daguerreotype, Woman Holding Fan, Sixth Plate
Anonymous, 19th Century, entire view

Tarnish and scattered tiny green spots. Original seal is present, needs to be resealed.
Housed in leather case; Lady with Palm Branch 2, see Nineteenth Century
Photographic Cases and Wall Frames, Second Edition
by Paul K. Berg, page 337
[4-97]. (Looks like lady holding cornucopia.)

$285.00

110-750




Daguerreotype, Little Girl, Sixth Plate
Anonymous, Sixth Plate


Daguerreotype, Little Girl, Sixth Plate
Anonymous, Sixth Plate, entire view

Edge tarnish, extremely faint scattered light scratches, no seal or case; two scratches in
glass at lower left; displays well.

$115.00

110-817




Daguerreotype, Mother and Two Children, Sixth Plate


Daguerreotype, Mother and Two Children, Sixth Plate, entire view

Edge tarnish, no seal, no case lid.

$95.00

110-1002




Daguerreotype, Iconic George Washington Portrait after Rembrandt Peal
Possibly by Anson, 589 Broadway, New York
George Washington
Sixth Plate


Daguerreotype, Iconic George Washington Portrait after Rembrandt Peal
Possibly by Anson, 589 Broadway, New York
George Washington
Sixth Plate, entire view

Attribution based on inscription on velvet to case interior, the portrait one of the "porthole" portraits by Peale, in a hinged embossed leather or paper case, (edge tarnish, minor dust).

$1,865

232-205




Ambrotype, Clergyman Wearing White Collar, Holding a Book
Anonymous, Nineteenth Century; a nice image


Ambrotype, Clergyman Wearing White Collar, Holding a Book
Anonymous, Nineteenth Century, entire view

(3.25 by 3.5”)

$170

110-796


Ambrotype, Clergyman Wearing White Collar, Holding a Book
Anonymous, Nineteenth Century, entire view 2
Ambrotype, Clergyman Wearing White Collar, Holding a Book
Anonymous, Nineteenth Century, cover view



Daguerreotype, Photograph of Painting, Portrait of Older Woman
Cleaned by Dennis Waters in 1994


Daguerreotype, Photograph of Painting, Portrait of Older Woman
Cleaned by Dennis Waters in 1994, entire view

(Mounted within embossed leather case, spine re-taped, 3.5 by 4.5”)

$295

110-760




Daguerreotype, Young Boy
Sixth Plate


Daguerreotype, Young Boy
Sixth Plate, sans frame

An early daguerreotype; a young boy who appears to be about 10 years old and is sitting on a sofa before a studio backdrop displaying gorgeous blue tinting. There are a few small spots of golden tarnish, otherwise excellent, in deep maroon full leather case.

$665

232-255


Daguerreotype, Young Boy
Sixth Plate, entire view



Daguerreotype Saloon, Broadside, For Traveling Photographer J.A. Foster
Printed by Henry L. Tillinghast, Providence, Rhode Island


Daguerreotype Saloon, Broadside, For Traveling Photographer J.A. Foster
Printed by Henry L. Tillinghast, Providence, Rhode Island, entire view

The Subscriber having located his SALOON IN THIS VILLAGE for a short time would take this opportunity to inform the inhabitants of the Village and vicinity that he is now prepared to take ORIGINAL DAGUERREOTYPES, Or to Copy Daguerreotypes or Pictures; Signed J.A. Foster, with address line; excellent condition with only light soiling. (Dimensions: 8 by 10" frame, 5.75 by 7.75" sight-size; mounted in period veneered frame.)

$985

232-220




Daguerreotype, Amputee, Nice Image, Sixth Plate
Anonymous
19th Century


Daguerreotype, Amputee, Nice Image, Sixth Plate
Anonymous
19th Century, entire view

A nice image depicting a man displaying his bandaged amputated hand. A paper label in period script identified the subject as Edward Beals about 1852. Excellent condition with only a little minor parameter tarnish.

$2,345

232-219




Daguerreotype
Mother and two children


Daguerreotype
Mother and two children, entire view

Dimensions: 3.25 by 3.75-inches.

$95

110-366


Daguerreotype
Mother and two children, scale view



Ninth-Plate Daguerreotype
Boy on a Donkey
A rare combination: outdoors, animal and child


Ninth-Plate Daguerreotype
Boy on a Donkey, sans frame

A small boy astride a donkey holding thin whip; the boy wears a stripped skirt and pantaloons, boots and a slouch hat while the donkey with a careworn expression. Stamped brass mat, stamped leather case missing top half; dag in good condition other than significant tarnish and a couple of tiny green spots on plate...really should be dipped or cleaned.

$1,200

232-84


Ninth-Plate Daguerreotype
Boy on a Donkey, entire view



1/6th Plate Daguerreotype of Naval Cadet


1/6th Plate Daguerreotype of Naval Cadet, entire view

Unidentified American midshipman c 1840's-50's in very good condition
Leather case with gilt pebbled oval mat with maroon plush lining

$2,100

232-156


1/6th Plate Daguerreotype of Naval Cadet, scale view



Folk Portrait of a Young Child Seated with a Hat
American
Circa 1830
Depicted in a Ninth-Plate Daguerreotype
American
Circa 1845


Folk Portrait of a Young Child Seated with a Hat
American
Circa 1830, entire view

The daguerreotype has been cleaned and resealed, and resides in a hinged, pressed case. Good, with light cleaning abrasions.
Dimensions: 2.5 by 2-inches.

$495

205-21




Folk Portrait of a Gentleman in Profile
Probably Watercolor on Paper
American
Circa 1830
Depicted in a Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype
American
Circa 1840


Folk Portrait of a Gentleman in Profile
Probably Watercolor on Paper
American
Circa 1830, entire view

The daguerreotype resides in a hinged case. Excellent.
Dimensions: 3.25 by 2.75-inches.

$575

205-23



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