This is a most delightful sixth plate daguerreotype of a young lady standing next to a plinth. She is wearing red coloured bracelets and gold earrings and a gold coloured chatelaine which includes a pencil and a key among the appendages and possibly a watch behind her belt. She is dressed in a dark gown of the era with a wide lace collar and lace edging to her short sleeves. The image is housed in a decorative full case but the spine is absent. The inside of the front has an attractive red velvet lining. The mat has significant spotting but the actual image has minimal tarnish and is otherwise very crisp and clear (the spotting visible in the photo is much less in real life). This is a lovely example of an early image of an older girl in dress of the era and is rare as it clearly shows a waist-hung chatelaine. Full case measures 3 ins (7.5cm) x 3.5 ins (9cm). This item can be seen in the book, "How the Watch was Worn - A Fashion for 500 Years", on page 66.
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