Here is a piece of work, and that's for sure! It is carved from a single pine?
Board 13 1/2 wide (you can hardly find boards this wide anymore). The panel is articulated with thousands of squared punches (looking like Chex cereal) highlighting leafy branches and carved horseshoe picture openings. There is some craquelure, but the old varnish is mostly smooth. It is an amazing and precisely executed work of art in itself.
The portraits are right for its period, but are not original. The carved panel, 13 1/2" x 20" is in superb antique condition; the framing molding tacked around it is not. Molding has done a good job of protecting the panel but has suffered somewhat, displaying a number of scuffs, scrapes and scratches. It would be easy enough to replace this outer frame, or it could be removed, revealing only a few.The size including this molding is 14" x 20 3/4"; the rabbeted openings are approximately 6 1/4" x 4 1/4". Undoubtedly meant to have only one portrait per window, probably commemorating a marriage or anniversary, whoever takes their place will have good luck since the horseshoes are oriented properly to keep said luck from spilling out! Thanks for looking - [Boston Primitive] U.
The item "Great Large Antique Carved FOLK ART PICTURE FRAME Horseshoes Boston Primitive" is in sale since Thursday, March 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Picture Frames".The seller is "musictramp" and is located in Roslindale, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.