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Quarter Plate

$325.00

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I THINK . . . That the green plush cushion inside the repaired leather case was embossed thusly: “Reimer’s Gallery 397 N. 2nd St. Phila”. Benjamin Reimer operated there circa 1851-1857 when his stalwart patron entered his domain to have a resealed quarter plate produced. With one hand firmly grasping the top of that ornate studio prop and the other one thrust into his double breasted jacket the youthful Napoleon stood at attention when the dark slide was pulled to reveal the recently fumed silver palette. Colors were added to his flesh tones thus enhancing the appearance of the likeness. Lots of tarnish is plainly visible. Faint mat scrapes are at the bottom of his ornate mat. The remainder of the teeny specks aren’t very noticeable.

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Dennis A. Waters at dennis@finedags.com