victorian, portrait, photograph pastel picture frame framing wrapped mat cherry burl
 

Antique Redux

A large antique photograph handcolored with pastels. The original frame and matting had deteriorated badly, threatening to damage the artwork itself. Choosing a cherry burl frame design contemporary to the period, we added a wrapped silk shatung mat with an accent layer, to retain the turn of the century look.

 

Quite often these types of portraits are found in smaller versions, with oval frames and convex curved glass.

 

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