Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The sitter holds a regulation kepi while wearing a double-breasted gray frock coat; applied gilt to quatrefoil, buttons, and collar insignia; the image housed in a Litchfield, Parsons & Co. molded thermoplastic case.The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC.
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
An exceptionally clear tintype with intact emulsion throughout; the case is remarkable free of chips.