Very old primitive picture frame with unusual layers of detail. This is a fine example of "tramp art", which is a form of folk art based on using simple forms and construction techniques and often found objects. It's an interesting contrast to the highly curated world of fine art, and it has a sense of practicality and humility which is very appealing. It's quite hard to date tramp art, but I think this piece is from around the turn of the last century. The faux pearl look and the detail of the ring behind the white porcelain pieces on each corner harken to the late Victorian era. The frame is hardwood with a step down into a gold fillet.
The frame measures 16 1/4" x 14 1/4" x 1 3/8" deep. The inside opening is about 9 1/2" x 7 1/2". The frame is overall in quite good condition, with the kind of wear and tear and dings and dents you would expect from something this old. Comes with the glass and the original thin backer wood sheet. Weighs about 1 pound.
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