Antique French Empire Ormolu Photo Frame GORGEOUS Design Circa 1870
This is one of the prettiest and most opulent antique French photo frames that we have seen for quite some while. This genuine Empire period frame exudes quality materials and workmanship. It really will look splendid on display as part of your antique French frame grouping.
The intricate casting is a joy to behold that can be found at near enough every angle - from the edge beading to the egg and dart detailing on the inner circular bezel under the glass. The crimson woven silk mat and the cute beyond cute original antique sepia photograph of a French brother and sister just add the final flourish to a gorgeous piece. We are not photographic experts but this is probably not an 1870 CDV or postcard type photograph. Upon opening the back, it is not mounted on studio photographers advertising card, it is a photograph on photographic paper that has been later taped to the silk covered mat board for support. Complete with original easel stand this is a must have frame for your collection.
Size: 8" by 6.5". Circular photo aperture 4" by 4.25". This quality example is substantial in weight at just under 16 oz (445 g)
Condition: There is some dulling to the ormolu to be expected with 1870 period age. A couple of minor flakes to the corners of the glass, to the inside - very hard to notice but mentioned for accuracy.There is a small 1/8" tear to the edge of the original photograph just above the girl's head. Hard to see but it is there
If like us, you appreciate the beauty of antiques that are gently infused with faded grandeur then we guarantee that you will appreciate this wonderful, genuine 19th century frame. Please see its smaller partner from the same French home item TA11279 and our other antique French photo frames - all direct from France last summer..
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