The oval 5x7 in. antique mat really sets off this estate found silhouette. This very unusual antique frame measuring 13 x 15 inches houses the lovely vintage silhouette. The ladies head is looking to the left. It appears that the black in the silhouette is painted black and mounted onto the background board. The matting is a soft neutral pale greyish with pebbled like finished texture....absolutely beautiful. The mat shows its age but I left it when I cleaned it up because I think authentic beats out clean in this case. The frame is probably late 1800's or early 1900's. It has a black outside border, a turn of the century often used red groove, and gilded and black borders raised. There are carvings into the black and red raised borders that carve directly into the gesso of old leaving the markings in aged white. The back side has the original wood backing so often to close these frames. I could not find any signature of identifying mark that would lead me to the artist but what a beautiful work of art to add to your collection of silhouettes or your black and white collection of framed prints.