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Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back
Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back
Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back
Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back
Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back
Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back
Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back
Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back
Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back

Antique 19th c. French Bow Top Frame, Dore Bronze with Cross Ribbon, Easel Back

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In the manner of a century earlier, Louis XVI, this is a 1860-70s dore bronze bow top frame for a portrait miniature or a carte de visite photo (c.1860s, first paper photographs, 4" x 2"). The cross-ribbon outer frame with its generous bas relief bow top stands 6 1/8" tall. Full measurements are noted on the photos, including aperture. Made with a fine easel stand back or option to hang (hanging loop), it has a cream-colored card mat trimmed at aperture with a mirroring oval frame. The old cover glass is original and you can see where there remain some of the 'laid glass' bubbles in the glass. So pretty in a tabletop grouping, or along with other of our Antique French frames with your family photos within. 

Very good to excellent for age and type. I can only mention that I'm sure this would have had either an oval of brass or a woven cloth or silk covered backing originally. Lost to time, it came to me from France with just the card backing. One could very easily re-cover it with a moire silk so it's pretty from both back and front. Likewise, it seems possible that the cream colored card mat might have been a cloth covered one. Again, would be quite simple to do that small restoration in a color of your choosing. Comes apart from back with metal tabs, the interior oval also has tabs.