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Aesthetic Style Carved Walnut Easel Back Picture / Photo Frame - c. end 19th/early 20th Century, USA
Lovely Aesthetic style carved walnut wood frame decorated with flower buds, leaves and tendrils, apparently carnations. We have seen similar items described as Cincinnati Art Carver movement pieces. The carving on this frame is shallow, done in relief, around the design, leaving a raised pattern; the background is poked resulting in a texture known as Flemish; all these characteristics are consistent with Cincinnati Art Carving. This artistic movement was started by English ornamental wood-carvers and designers Henry Lindley Fry, his son William Henry Fry, and Benn Pitman, who settled in Cincinnati and began teaching wood carving, mostly to women, in the 1870's. This is a sturdy, finely finished piece that comes complete with its original backing and easel stand. In very good used condition with minor cracks and imperfections as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number. Photo is for illustration purposes only and not for sale.
Measurements: Outer: 14 3/4 by 7 1/4"; Photo Opening Back: 9 7/8" by 6 5/8"; Photo Opening Front: 9 1/16" by 5 15/16" approximately.
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