A MATURE PORTRAIT! Her maker, “Holmes 289 Broadway” stamped in the lower center of the double elliptical brass mat worked at that New York City address making resealed quarter size likenesses the entire sixth decade of the 19th century. I would suggest that his present model visited the gallery about 1854. The leather case she held wasn’t the identical complete version that Silas or an assistant placed her daguerreotype in after she sat rather regally. Broadly flowing patina encroaches the woman from every compass point yet she still shines with holographic magnificence. A bright green velvet pad was embossed with flowers and filigree! The surface is free of any defects!