A beautiful grouping of frames filled with your family's favorite photos, displayed on mantel or tabletop, bookshelves or wall-mounted shelf is a perfect gathering place for your memories, and for family and friends who gravitate to the photo groups. I love the old French frames for this kind of grouping, and so do the decorator magazines who often show them in this fashion. This is a superb frame to mix in with the more traditional French Empire or Second Empire Napoleonic themed frames in dore bronze, some with silk mats, wooden accents, or figural appliques. The variety of frames is what you're going for, but within the design overhead of 'French Empire'. This beauty is a Napoleon III era frame (c.1850-70) and topped with a typical wreath and garland in brilliant dore bronze, and a rope work of dore bronze framing in the aperture, too, it adds interest and will tie in wooden frames along with ormolu and dore bronze ones, creating a high aesthetic vignette of framed memories, indeed. Easel back is the old original, all in fine condition.
very good to excellent condition, all original as you see it. Glass is in place and the frame opens easily from the back to insert your own favorite frame. The combination of wood and dore bronze is a personal favorite, though we also offer the dore bronze frames with moire silk covered mats & figural appliques often thought of as French Empire (sold separately). The rich warm wood against that fine gold is a magnificent look. No damage to report. A bit of the patina of age to it - just the right amount. From this era, the frames were made for cabinet card photographs, popular in the period, mid-late 1800s, and aperture is 5 3/8" x 3 3/4". Outer frame is 7 1/4" x 5 3/4" with the added 1.5" dore bronze adornment up top, and frame is a bit under 1/2" thick.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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