19th Century French Empire Frame Silk Ormolu Circa 1870
This is a splendid original photograph frame brought to you direct from France. This original nineteenth century example comes to you with its original peach colored silk faille mat which is housed behind old bubbled glass. Having all of its original gilt metal floral wreath adornments under the glass. This is a fine example to display on your mantle shelf or grand piano. French grandeur to die for.....
Size: 12" tall by 7.5", oval aperture approx 7.75" by 5"
Condition. The peach silk faille mat is very slightly faded all over with the passage of time. There is some verdigris build up to some of the gilt metal adornments but nothing detrimental to this original frame ( if it is gold and shiny beware, modern imitators abound). The photograph is a photographic copy of an original 19th century photograph, printed on Kodak paper it looks the part but of course you could easily replace it with your own personal photo. The easel stand has been replaced but it is a professional repair.
If like us you adore groupings of antique French frames, this has to be a fine addition to your interior. Please see our other antique French frames, we always try to have some in stock for our interior design customers.
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