Offering an antique framed oil portrait of a 19th century gentleman. The frame here measures 18" X 20".
The heavily ornate, carved wood and gesso frame features a 3 1/2" wide border of applied grapes and leaves. On the inner border of that wood frame is a second, 1" wide frame of of red velvet. Then there is the portrait under glass.
The painting is of a blond haired gentleman, probably of Swedish or Norwegian origin. The picture area alone measures 11 1/2" X 9 1/2".
The back of the frame is all wood with an old silk cord hanger attached.
There is very little damage to this artwork, which is well over 100 years and probably closer to 150. The red velvet border is somewhat faded and there are a few nicks and scratches on the wood.
The painting is in excellent condition and the light blurriness at the bottom of the glass is simply camera reflection.
Wonderful old piece.
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