B1147 - Gorgeous Little Antique French Gilded Gesso On Wood Picture Frame With History
This is a gorgeous antique French gesso on wood picture frame. It is very decorative and would certainly add a château chic finishing touch to a little painting. It dates from the late 1800's, early 1900's and has a little history on the back.
The frame is rectangular in shape and has an outer floral border. Within this is the raised frame which has flowers and acanthus leaf scrolls. An inner frame with a laurel leaf garland surrounds the aperture.
The gilding is lustrous and has hints of the red bole beneath. It has mellowed over the years but still catches the light beautifully. The gilding and gesso have also distressed a little. This could be restored or left just as it is as the effect is gorgeous.
The frame has a card back. In the top left hand corner it is inscribed in beautiful handwriting 'A mon cher Auguste souvenir affecteux de sa petite femme Helene T.....28 Août 1904'.
There are 3 loops on the back for hanging on a wall.
The frame measures :- 28 cm (11 inches) wide x 24 cm (9.5 inches) high x 4 cm (1.5 inches) deep.
A gorgeous frame for a special picture. It is from a carefully selected collection of antique French textiles, accessories & decorative pieces at 'La Belle Étoffe'!
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Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World