Here for that special collector, is a beautiful gilt bronze picture frame in the style of Louis XVI complete with the fancy ribbon top and beaded surround. Many decorative pieces and furniture were adorned with these elements of that period well into the early 1900's, as it was always considered one of the best classical styles. This fine frame is constructed with a closed lid back which slides over the inner frame that holds the portrait. Also included is the original and rarely found photo on glass, which is know as Opalotype, patented in 1857 by Glover & Bold of Liverpool. This was a very time consuming process by which the photograph was printed on a sheet of opaque, translucent white glass, thus making it an expensive commodity and used primarily by the well to do. The picture frame measures 5 1/4" high by 3 5/8" wide and is in very good condition as evidenced by the photos.