A FAMILIAR PROP! I have previously owned other archivally sealed sixth plates where that decorative column was used in an unknown daguerreian’s studio. His cunning young subject lightly leaned on the top. Her cascades of dark coiled curls were beyond shoulder length. Either she moved her pretty face or the maker used an inferior lens that created a soft spot directly on her countenance! I opt for the latter scenario since there are fine details in the remainder of her likeness. It should be obvious to all that the reflective depth almost achieved an impossible dimensionality! Her velvet top contrasted against those sheer lacy sleeves and white collar are sensationally holographic. I love the pleats in her dress and the detailed striations of the wooden accessory. The illumination bathed the pretty child from high above on the right. Curiously, there was rim light visible behind her torso, head and left arm that created the visual effect that part of the girl might have been ?applied? to the backdrop. That would make this portrait priceless. However, one of you fortunate collectors can make the purchase for her perfect piece for a mere pittance! The cover of the leather case is gone.