RARE FULL LENGTH 1/4 PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY COOLEY - IN RARE WOLFERTS ROOST CASE For Sale
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RARE FULL LENGTH 1/4 PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY COOLEY - IN RARE WOLFERTS ROOST CASE:
RARE FULL LENGTH 1/4 PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY OTIS COOLEY - IN RARE WOLFERT'S ROOST CASE- You are considering an outstanding full length quarter plate by Otis Cooley, who established his first Daguerreian studio in Springfield, Mass in 1842, making him one of the earliest operators in the United States. What is ironic to me is Craig's Daguerreian Registry states Otis was born in 1820 and died in 1860 almost the time the Daguerreotype Era would come to an end. Having met his death at only 40 years of age, one has to suspect Cooley, like many of these early operators, were overcome by the mercury used to develop these earliest examples of photography.
Here is an exceptionally rare opportunity to land a portrait captured by Otis H. Cooley of a stunning woman in an amazing assemble of Victorian fashion and standing next to Mr. Cooley's decorative chair taken in his Springfield studio. Full length quarter plates are truly a thing of beauty and this one will not disappoint. Her rich portrait resides in a fantastic Wolfert's Roost case which lists in Paul Berg's bible on 19th Century cases for $175.00 by itself. I cannot express how rare an opportunity it is to offer on a Cooley quarter plate containing such a wonderful lady, especially decked out in all her glory. I am sure any veteran collector of daguerreotypes or any museum would be proud to own this noted artist's work.
CONDITION:Please view my detailed photos for the actual condition of this cased image and as part of my description. The quarter plate has been resealed with new glass and P90 archival tape. The plate has amazing sharpness, tonal range and contrast. The mat is in excellent condition with Cooley name and Springfield stamped into the opposite corners. The plate came to me unsealed with some slight wipe marks in the upper left corner, a few mat abrasions and sporadic mold spiders, the silver coated likeness still presents beautifully. The super scenic case has an older repaired leather hinge, both of the working clasps and a gorgeous red silk plush adjacent to her likeness. The quarter plate will be carefully packed and shipped by Priority Mail Free of charge. 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.
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