Title EASTLAKE VICTORIAN ORNATE OAK & GESSO PICTURE FRAME.
Publisher C. 1880s.
Seller ID 50-0390
Stained oak outer edge encircling an inner border of raised gesso heavily molded withacanthus leaves, which are stained a light brown to give the appearance of carved wood. A second inner border of stained oak encircles a gilded gesso liner with molded leaves and beads. Overall 23 l. x 19 3/4 h x 4 3/4 w. from the inner edge of the liner to the edge of the frame. The back opening is 14 l. x 11 w. with a 1/2 rabbet giving a 1 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 face. The frame came with a hand-tinted, matted tintype of a couple identified in a note affixed on the back of the frame as Mary Ann (Polly) & James Montervale Lawson (Grand maw Lawson) Parents of Annie Lawson Williamson. [Research reveals that Mary Ann (7/1/1841 - 5/18/1921) & James Montervale Lawson (2/18/1836 - 12/4/1881) married 7/25/1866). Annie Lawson (1870 - 1948), their daughter, married John T. Williamson (1858 - 1936).] The components consists of glass, double matting, tintype, a cardboard backing to which is stuck a section of a newspaper whose face is an illustrated adfor Duke's Mixture tobacco manufactured by W. Duke Sons & Co and sold for 5 cents, and finally a wooden backboard. Except for possibily the glass and a few replacement nails holding the wooden backboard, the frame is in its original state with no repairs or touch ups. The varnished oak has some scattered wear; the outer gesso frieze has scattered fissures consistent with ages, but only a few pinpoints of missing gesso; o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defacts. The tintype has blistering(see photo), which does not seriously affect the image. NOTE: Price includes the shipping cost via Standard Post over & above the $4.00 added automatically in the shopping basket.