CASEY ENJOYS . . . Buying unusual quarter plate daguerreotypes. After professionally cleaning and resealing this mysterious piece that was a painting copied placed onto a silvery palette, one is instantly struck by the almost amateurish depiction of the foreground and the masterfully drawn two-story home partially hidden behind the forest of shrubbery. When the complete leather case is opened and the image is inspected, the next owner will want to wait patiently to see if a human figure might appear at the gate.