Circa 1885. Exceptionally beautiful and unique American Aesthetic Movement, hinged, folding, double picture frame. I have never seen anything like this gem. One side is bursting with a variety of three dimensional Japanesque style flowers in shades of copper and brass on a bronze back round. The other side is a flowing garland of more conventional blooms and leaves in solid cast brass also against a bronze back round, also quite three dimensional. Both sides are joined by a three part brass hinge formed to look like bamboo. The frames are all original with a lovely mellow patina on all the metals. In very fine "as found" condition with some slight pinching on the outside edge of the frame. 12 1/4" wide x 8 1/4" tall, over-all, each side is 6" wide x 8 1/4" tall and holds a 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" photo. Price 375.
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