Lovely little girl

Sweet ninth-plate daguerreotype of a little girl posed in a fabric-covered chair and wearing a sharply patterned, off-the shoulder dress.   She is very much the cutie with her eyes wide open watching the photographer’s every move.   The image is in excellent condition with lovely tones and contrast.  Her cheeks have been lightly tinted and the nice band of perimeter tarnish has moved slightly on to the top of her head.    The image had partial old seals and has now been resealed with a new glass.  It is housed in a very nice glossy pressed paper case with a repaired spine.    $40