Interesting & Intricate TRAMP ART PICTURE FRAME old fine Boston Primitive LOOK
A minor masterpiece of whittling, this very intricate tramp art picture frame has quite an unusual design. It is in untouched original condition, except it has been professionally built up to create a shallow shadow box, now holding an antique beaded purse. Around the opening is an inner band of 3-layer scallops and around the outside are 3-layer triangles pointed outward, all flanking long built-up strips. A very unique feature to its design are thin "spanners" that project diagonally, horizontally and vertically across the corners, away from the body of the frame. They're hard to describe!
All the carving and notching is very well done, precise and remarkably intact. One small exception: a tiny triangular tip is missing (6th picture) but has darkened with age, making it nearly impossible to spot. On such a busy artifact, this is a very minor flaw.
The 7th picture shows the strap hanger I have added, the 8th picture shows very early cigar brand imprints, dating this to the late 19th century. The item "Interesting & Intricate TRAMP ART PICTURE FRAME old fine Boston Primitive LOOK" is in sale since Friday, January 29, 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.
- Style: tramp art
- Age: 1880-1900
- Primary Material: Wood
- Maker: unknown
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: Unknown
- Type: Picture Frames
- Featured Refinements: Tramp Art Frame