Beautiful rectangular aqua tramp art picture frame probably made between 1870 and 1930, though painted more recently. Made from three levels of notched wood with detailed top trim and corners. Age of the piece is evident from the back. Wood and nails are very old. Measures 21.5 inches high by 15.5 inches wide overall, with inside dimensions 11" x 17". Artistic finish appears to be chalk painted aqua over a bronze undercoat. In excellent shape with no broken or damaged areas. Tramp art is a form of folk art made from wooden cigar boxes around the turn of the last century. Tramp art was not actually made by tramps or hoboes, but skilled artisans who used salvaged materials to create beautiful utilitarian objects like frames, jewelry boxes and even furniture. Akin to a male version of quilting, tramp art involves chip carving notches into wood and layering pieces to create intricate geometric patterns. A real primitive folk art treasure!
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