This is a vintage oval shaped gold gilt picture frame with an easel self standing back. The frame 8 1/2" tall by 6 1/2" wide. The inside of the oval has a 3/4" border that has a gold filet and about a 1/2" enamel decorated border of roses. The roses have a pale blue and royal blue background, green foliage and there are red and lavender rose buds. The back of the frame has an adjustable easel and a hook to hang on the wall. Several screws appear to be missing.
There are several signatures on the back. One says Le Trianon Habana. The easel is signed L.D.G. over BTeS.G.D.G. The condition is very good with slight discoloration on the filet. Polishing of the gilt may improve the tarnish patina, depending upon your likes or dislikes. I prefer slight wear and age showing on décor. We all age. This beautiful frame and many other distinctive pieces are part of the estate of Jenna McMahon. Jenna was a master collector of only the most fabulous items. She was an Emmy award comedy writer and a fine arts dealer.
Art & Antiques from Victorian through the 1950's and slightly beyond
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