This sixth-plate daguerreotype is generally crisp and well-executed. It appears to be solarized. The hardware of the horse's harness and the hubs of the wheels are highlighted in gilt. The sky at the upper right corner is possibly tinted in blue.
There are 3 horizontal abrasions: one on the second floor of the house; a second one on the horse's back; and a third one on the hub of the left front wheel. There are a few tiny transparent spots, including one on the central column.
There are pin-point spots of oxidation on the mat. The case is intact but slightly scratched at the corners. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.