Fabulous Ornate Antique French Bronze Frame circa 1875 with heavy cast bow, leaf and berry ornament on top with scrolled ornate inside corners. Measures approximately 4 3/4" X 7 3/8" high overall; the "box" on the back holds glass [included] and photo just under 4" X 5 1/2". The Dore finish on the front has some wear, probably due to incorrect cleaning/polishing, so you can see the pinkish/copper tone as bronze and brass contain copper, zinc, etc. The photos show the original Dore [gold-plated] finish on the inside and the back. Original back and easel, which has "2745" on the inner surface. Crisp details of acanthus leaves form the border, and this heavy, quality frame alone weighs 10.5 ounces. The original hinged top survives, as does the ring for hanging. You can see the thick cast top ornament in the photos--French bronze is ALWAYS cast, never stamped. Some wear consistent with age and use--please see all photos.
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