This antique dollhouse miniature ormolu picture frame is most probably German or French. It is made of a pressed composition wood covered with gold gilt. The oval original oil painting is beautifully executed in heavy oils with a painted gilt background. The flowers are in shades of rose, blue green and dark gold arranged in a dark blue vase. The painting is signed at the bottom but I would have to remove it from the frame to read the signature, which I chose not to do. It is painted on board. There is a round metal hook for hanging. Crafted in 1" scale, the frame measures 3" tall x 2 1/4" wide at the widest. The oval painting measures 2" x 1 3/4" and all is in excellent condition. The painting is painted on board The ormolu has a rich patina, an antique gold color and the floral oil painting is without flaw. Rare to find an original painting in antique wonderful miniatures!
Item ID: 1344t