A SUPERB ANTIQUE VICTORIAN / NAPOLEAN III GILT PICTURE FRAME... A lovely antique picture frame, of excellent quality & construction, super-solid, with lots of elaborate border motifs & it's a good wide border with some amazing highly-convoluted detail, of cross-hatching, cartouche sections with fabulous foliate motifs/trails all along the wide frieze, the gilding I take to be the original Measuring approximately 21 & 1/2" by 19 & 1/4" (External) With a rebate (to fit a picture) of 16 & 1/8" by 13 & 7/8" (Internal) Or, in centimetres 41cm by 35cm Sight size is 15 & 1/4" by 12 & 7/8"... Dating at a guess to around 1900 this is a superb antique gilt picture frame with a fabulous wide...CONT: PLEASE SEE IN THE MAIN LISTING BELOW FOR THE FULL DESCRIPTION THANK YOU. Superb Ornate Antique Victorian Gilt Picture Frame 16" x 14" Rebate Oak Gesso. Superb Ornate Antique Victorian Gilt Picture Frame 16 & 1/8" by 13 & 7/8" Rebate Oak Gesso. A SUPERB ANTIQUE VICTORIAN / NAPOLEAN III GILT PICTURE FRAME. A lovely antique picture frame, of excellent quality & construction. With lots of elaborate border motifs & it's a good wide border. With some amazing highly-convoluted detail, of cross-hatching, cartouche sections with fabulous foliate motifs/trails all along the wide frieze, the gilding I take to be the original. (to fit a picture) of. Dating at a guess to around 1900 this is a superb antique gilt picture frame with a fabulous wide frieze, uber-opulent with. A variety of highly-ornate detail to the border, all sorts of elegant strapwork is here, with many classic ornamental features & designs, elegant. Arabesque scrolls mixed in with foliate flower-heads, trails & garlands. & we have a classic lamb's tongue pattern to the sight edge.
The gilt tones here are amazing and the gilt extends to the rear sides of the frame, I believe it to be an oak carcass as you can see the oak grain coming through here, I think that this type of moulded border was actually bought in lengths & this is the reason that the corner patterns never quite match up it's a very good example of this type of frame & as mentioned, I think the gilding is original but I can't 100% be sure, but it's a fabulous gold colour & there is lots of light & dark contrast, the whole mount has a real air of sophistication I could see several quality artworks working very well in this frame... This fabulous frame will suit a special painting or perhaps a portrait of a loved one, it would certainly grace the wall of any gallery & would also make an amazing mirror...
If you have any questions please ask. Condition In Very good condition, one bit of a bash to one side of the frieze (see photo 11) measuring roughly 1 & 1/4 in length but because there is so much dark & light contrast in the gesso it makes this quite hard to see, it blends in & as with all age-commensurate wear & tear in an old mount, it is all part & parcel of owning an antique & naturally one or two gesso cracks to the border as well as the odd light ding here & there, but in truth, nothing particularly noteworthy. Super solid joints Age commensurate wear With NO major damages OR losses. Please refer to the photographs They accurately represent the very good antique condition Any significant damages OR losses are always shown in the photos.. Customers lucky enough to be living in the extremities of the.
At bluehorsefinearts, we try to find the most interesting frames we possibly can, not just frames of excellent design & quality but also beguiling, captivating frames that are quirky & have that extra bit of character be they. Louis XV / Napoleon III / Italian Rococo / Polychrome. Finding the frames is the tricky bit, I wear a lot of tyre tread & shoe leather on my travels & I reject 99% of the frames that I see based on design.
Condition, not to mention price Many of the'high-end' Interiors glossy magazines. Architectural Digest / Elle Decoration. Et al, have been promoting antique frame'feature-walls' for many years now has been a popular decorator's trend, after all. Without the right frame, Art is lost.
A group of frames on a wall can be a great conversation starter & so we aim to bring as many quirky, top-notch antique & repro frames onto. At any one time to present plenty of options. All of our antique frames will have some form of. Most of our frames are not reproductions & so there will be slight imperfections e. Light scratch etc, after all, this is the very essence of owning an antique frame Please, always refer to the detailed photos, they are an accurate reflection of the antique condition.
Each frame has been carefully. The back of the frame is then meticulously tidied of any loose impediments, nails, splinters, dust, glass. Any other abrasions Where necessary, the border is then treated with a high-quality bees-wax and buffed vigorously, giving the wood a fresh lustre and sheen leaving you the customer with what is effectively a moderately refurbished frame Some frames, depending on size, may be available with old glass & a backing so please enquire about this.New stock is listed every week. Any easels/props used in the photos are not included in the sale. Rebate/Rabbet dimensions represent the size of artwork. Mirror that the frame will hold. Unless mentioned in the above description this frame will not have glass. A backing New glass, however.
Distressed mirror glass can easily be sourced from a local glazier/picture framer & will cost in most cases no more than a few pounds I do, however, keep a large stock of antique glass should you wish to drop by our location in the North-West of England & collect a piece please. I N S T A G R A M. The enjoyment of a treasured painting is linked to how the artwork is presented Top art galleries have always known this It is a proven principle adopted in private & public collections all over the world In choosing an original antique frame you are showing sound aesthetic judgement It is incredible how powerfully a tasteful frame can influence our perception & enjoyment of a photo OR painting The union of picture & frame jointly should be harmonious, amplifying & heightening the visual impact for you the viewer.
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