This metal frame is quite decorative. It is a heavy metal which has been painted with a bronze paint and possibly a shellac. The inside measurement is 4" x 5 1/4". The overall size is 12" x 9". The easel is made from the same material. The backing for the photo is metal as well. It is held in place with screws. There are balls covering two of the four. This can be used for vintage photographs as well as current.