Nice old authentic Civil War Era Hand-Colored Salt Print. The picture is in a period solid maple frame. Scene is of a little girl holding what I think is a small Daguerreotype case while sitting on the couch. It is possibly a Memorial piece. Looks like a watercolor painting.
When we removed the paper and cardboard backing we noticed five 3 cent revenue stamps affixed to the back of the salt print. There is no photographers labels.Overall very good condition for age. It is around 150 years old. The salt print is in good condition. There is minor toning on the back of the print only. The salt print was taped in a newer matting. The frame is a period solid maple frame with square nail construction. Fabulous patina on the frame.
The frame does have a few newer nails in a couple corners. There are scuffs dings and small minor age cracks in frame that only add charm and character to this Civil Wart Era piece.The frames glass is newer. Quite a scarce piece in this size.
Could be a mourning picture from a loss in the war. Large size measuring 17 3/4" by 15 1/4" frame included in measurements. Salt print measures about 13" by 10" oval. We have been long time collectors and dealers of early English Transferware, Quality 19th century furniture, and Victoriana. We always strive to describe the items to the best of our abilities.All items we sell are old and will show appropriate wear and tear, the pieces will not look brand new. We are only responsible for the item while in our possession. We will pack all items VERY WELL with bubble wrap and peanuts(furniture will be packed by the shipper). Check out our other auctions for other early transferware and quality antiques. The item "Scarce Large Antique Civil War Era Hand Colored Salt Print with Revenue Stamps" is in sale since Friday, March 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs". The seller is "alley-antiques" and is located in Marysville, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, Bermuda, Bolivia, Egypt, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jordan, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Oman, Peru, Reunion.