Jeweled Empire gold gilt embossed E&J Bass bow top picture frame

Jeweled Empire gold gilt embossed E&J Bass bow top picture frame

Jeweled Empire gold gilt embossed E&J Bass bow top picture frame

Jeweled Empire gold gilt embossed E&J Bass bow top picture frame

Jeweled Empire gold gilt embossed E&J Bass bow top picture frame

Jeweled Empire gold gilt embossed E&J Bass bow top picture frame

Item # Jennaframe6

Circa 1900

10″ high by 7¼″ wide

This is one of those fabulous picture frames that makes you sigh. It is 10″ tall by 7¼″ wide signed E&JB which stand for E&J Bass of Empire Art Gold of New York.  Made around the turn of the last century, this frame is in nearly pristine condition. There is slight loss of gold on the easel base and outer edges on the back side. I would consider this minimal for a used item of this age. It has a fancy filagree bow top centered with a green jewel. The interior filet of the frame portion is completely lined with prong set tiny green mine cut rhinestones. The interior corners also have gold filagree work centered by a large jewel. There are flourishes of leaves and bows embossed in the outer flared portion of the frame to the beaded edge. They simply don't make decorative accessories as well as this anymore. It is the end of a gilded era of opulence.

This frame is a portion of a large estate that I a dispersing for a fine jewelry dealer who has retired. She has been my friend for over thirty years. The quality of her items is outstanding and it is costly. My thoughts are that this is for a very high end collector of fabulous frames.

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Price $999.

I will only be shipping in the US. A shipping fee of $15.95 should be included.

Payment may be made by Paypal to karyn@nightingaleantiques.com.

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