Luxury Design, Past & Present
Large 19th Century Neoclassic Wood with Gesso Painted and Gilded Mirror-This large decorative frame mounted with a mirror is impressive and commanding. Most likely American and made in the late 19th century from gesso and carved wood the frame is decorated with a banded laurel leaf design in an old blackish brown painted color. The banded areas are then water gilded adding a bright metallic glimmer to the outside edge. The frame is also decorated with an inner liner of carved and gilded wood large ball and string design. All the color and gilding is original and the frame may have at one time contained a painting but is now used with plate glass mirror.