I purchased this Sixth Plate Daguerreotype around 2010. It is in excellent condition. The subject wears a finely tailored coat with a partial velvet lapel, starched white shirt with raised collar and a cravat with a jeweled bolo style pendant. His facial hair is restricted to the lower chin. Circa 1850.
The daguerrotype came in a leatherette fully functional hinged case with an ornate oval mat.