The case of this ambrotype appears to be of deep brown thermoplastic and features flowers and foliage on front and back. When opened, the front is lined with faded pale brown velvet with a floral theme. The image, which is framed with a mat and narrow gilt, shows a standing lady holding the back of a chair. Her outfit is a little unusual in that it does not appear to have the plethora of petticoats more usual in the mid-late 19th century. The gown is ruffled and fringed. The jewellery includes earrings, a small brooch and a looping chain at the waist with an apparent T-bar. This chain most likely passes to a watch in a watch pocket or behind the waistband of her gown. The condition of the case and mat is very good for age. The actual image of the lady appears a little faded and indistinct but with magnification her features are more clearly seen. This is an attractive example to include in a collection with an appealing nicely closing case and an interesting image. Case measures 4.75 ins (12cm) x 4 ins (10.1cm). Weight 220 grams.
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Interesting Ambrotype of a Lady Housed in a Thermoplastic Case, Quarter Plate, 19th Century
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