Paintings during the Stuart period were hung in elaborate baroque frames of Italiante inspiration. They were carved in wood with heavy scrolling or foliage designs, covered with a thin coat of gesso (a fine white composition resembling plaster), coated with red bole and gilded with pure gold leaf burnished to a soft luster. This example has the correct proportions for the standard English portrait size of 25 by 30 inches. Most paintings in the homes of this period were portraits, although still lifes and landscapes were not uncommon.
The Butterfly Collection of miniatures is in 1/12th scale and made of a resin material. This is part of the Stuart Library Collection and was made by the Goebl Miniature Company. The collection was designed by Robert Olszewski and is dated from 1979. It is No. 108-G0 in the collection.
This frame is in unused, mint condition and is in its original box with the accompanying pamphlet. It measures 3" x 3 3/8".
Item ID: NB149
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