One from my own collection, this magnificent mid-1800s French "gem" frame in heart form is a true work of art. Two colors of wood for contrast on the wooden heart frame, accented by dore bronze appliqués, swags, bow top. A sturdy easel stand on back as well as a hanging loop. This one still has its little oval glass, as well. Ready to open from backside and insert your tiny treasure of a photo, or a lock of hair of your baby, or bride/groom memento locks - you'll know just the way to use it. Entirely original down to the silk fabric backside and the tiny clamp that holds the hinged backing closed after you've inserted your photo from backside. None finer!
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. There are no chips, no breaks, no flaws notable. Just age. The wooden heart is about .25" in depth, and appliqués are tightly adhered and complete in all ways. Only the old silk backing shows its age, as you'd expect it to. Early to mid-1800s, this one. probably held a tiny portrait miniature originally. Measurements are noted on the photos. Called a "gem" frame because of the dainty size. Wonderful in a grouping of these old frames. I love the old wood & appliqués French ones best for my own family photos. We have many others to choose from and a crate full yet to list, all sold separately. Look for others and put together your own spectacular desktop display.
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Antique French Gem Frame, A Wooden Heart with Dore Bronze Applique, Easel Stand
$297 $395 SALE