SUPERB ANTIQUE FRENCH GILT GESSO PICTURE FRAME - MID 19th CENTURY. Example of an antique gesso ornate picture frame of good proportions with wonderful aged patina. Grand looking frame is of a d. Esign that is typically French with an ornate moulded corner crests with a finer moulded inner beading, the frame would have been constructed totally by hand by a master craftsman of its time.Pinned, moulded and gilded, a true skill and very labour intensive which resulted in this bespoke. It is in good antique condition with minor wear commensurate with age as to be expected with a frame well over 125 plus years old, all joints are nice and tight with n o losses to mention at all apart from some minor flaking and loss to the gilt on the frame sides and top which all add to the patina, a very nice example and rare to find in such good order. I believe that at some point the frame may have been re-gilded due to the stunning vibrancy of the finish. Please see all pictures as they form the main part of the description. The frame has a lovely patina with vibrant gilding, would beautifully compliment any worthy oil painting and grace any wall within a residence.
It is known within the art world that a frame is equally as important as the picture itself as both should compliment each other effortlessly. A frame that is in keeping with the age of the painting is paramount to create the right aesthetic. 15.25 x 11 inches rebate.14.75 x 10.5 inches aperture. 19.5 x 15.5 inches overall. Please by all means feel free to ask any questions and do take a look at my other antique frames. The item "ANTIQUE SUPERB FINE MID 19thC GILT GESSO FRENCH PICTURE FRAME 15.1/4 X 11 RB" is in sale since Saturday, May 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts". The seller is "barradale-antiques" and is located in Melton Mowbray. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.