I have a zillion beautiful old French frames, and am finally beginning to work them up to sell. If you're wanting to put together a tabletop or piano or desk grouping of your favorite photos, these are splendid grouped in various sizes and shapes, all sold separately. Almost all are c.1850-1880, "Napoleon III" era, mid-Victorian in age. A few are earlier, none later.
This one is a gorgeous square large-sized frame, 7 1/2" square plus extended bow top. A large round appliqué-framed aperture is beautifully set, flanked by gorgeous French wreath and bow appliqués. A miniature or photo frame, original glass. A hanging loop and original easel back remain fully intact, as does the original 19th century cover glass (fills the entire 7 1/2" square on this one). Ready to add your 4" photo and display either hanging or with easel stand. Measurements are noted on photos.
Good to very good original condition, beautifully crafted. These old ones have fine detail and this one has no damage to report. Thick cast, brilliant dore bronze. A cloth (silk moire, the old original in good condition, view images) inner mat into which the apertures are set, flanked by appliqués. The frame has a paper covered original backing, pin-set mount with a hinged opening in back to easily insert your photos, closure tab is in place. My favorite type of French frames. It is fully intact, ready to use.
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