A 19th century curiosity we couldn't quite pass by, this thick padded frame is actually silk embroidered kid leather or split suede leather. Definitely a one-of-a-kind, I've never seen another done in this way. As you can see, it would have been a commissioned project for a Royal or Titled person based on the crown and monogram, each of which are done in metallic thread embroidery. There is not a cover glass in the frame and we won't have one cut since it's heavier and more fragile to ship, but you can easily have one cut for it and use the frame upon arrival. Found in France. Full measurements are noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The creamy white leather has no stains, is remarkably fine for its age, as is the silk floral embroidery surrounding the frame. Crown top and monogram below are each excellent and are done in metallic threads. The backing of the frame is card and a silk panel which could use some hand-sewing attachment (see photo of side view). The depth is 1 3/4". No tears or damage to the leather - just a little age.