Fabulous & Rare Late 19th Century to Early 1900s Stern Brothers, New York Antique Gilt/Gilded Ormolu Oval Picture Frame with Ornate Machined Pattern, Bow & Ribbon Crown and Original Easel Back! From humble beginnings as the children of immigrants in Buffalo, the Sterns became an important merchandising family in New York City. The entire family worked in this store, which carried both luxury goods and merchandize for the working classes. This enterprise was distinguished by its elegant door men in top hats and by the generous and friendly service of the Sterns themselves. This enormous, six-story cast-iron building was executed in the Renaissance Revival style. W.M. Schickel's typically 19th century addition tripled the dimensions of the original structure on the eastern portion of the site. The tall central section of this addition animates the long and delicately detailed facade. The company's monogram is located above a central arch. What a wonderful piece and large enough to dominate a fine grouping of antique picture frames. Are you ready for the Holidays? Lots of family & fun, the perfect time to either display an existing repertoire of treasured images or create one! There's always someone snapping away and the pictures deserve to be displayed in such a superb casing, don't you think! We have nearly 100 fabulous antique frames available so, be sure to browse our online gallery! Excellent Condition! No damage, breaks or repairs! The existing patina has a coppery hue, we're not sure if this one was a gilt finished/plated copper or if a quick polishing would restore it to a high shine but it's stunning as is! See pictures for measurements.
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