Fabulous antique French Napoleon III (Victorian to Edwardian) era Black Forest style hand carved walnut 11" picture frame with ornate scrolls & foliate accents and figural bust at the base! What a beautiful old picture frame! If you're partial to Black Forest, Victorian era carvings or Country French decor, this is for you. The 'view' or photo opening is an oval but the back opens to fit a rectangular picture/portrait and is the size of the old carte d'visite or calling card photos. The facade simply gorgeous, foliate accents, reticulated scrolls and that Brittany looking figural bust at the bottom! All hand carved in thick, heavy old European walnut and with a beautiful aged patina. Shown with a print but great for a hand painted portrait miniature OR, simply a photo of a treasured love one.
Excellent condition. Possibly a tiny nip to the finish but, as you can see, the entire piece is in superb condition. Original hinged backing though we did replace the glass before photographing. A lovely old frame. See pictures for all measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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