Another, a polychrome version, is pictured in NO IDLE HANDS (plate 22) and also graces its dust jacket. One more is found on page 256 of TRAMP ART: ANOTHER NOTCH.You might guess that these multiple appearances indicate. Commonness but I assure you that they are indeed exemplary if not unique creations. The swirling complex pyramiding on this frame, up to nine layers deep, is highly unusual as tramp art more typically uses simple geometric shapes in its design. Probably, most importantly, this is the only example of the group that is dated.
Though always assumed to be early, and identified as such, they are actually mid-20th century. It is a simply beautiful picture frame.The date crest has evidently been reattached, but a clean job. One tiny teardrop-shaped tip at the bottom is missing (last photo). Overall size is 25" x 17".
Rabbet size is 17 1/4" x 10 3/4". Feel free to make a reasonable offer. The item "Museum Quality (Really!) Extravagant TRAMP ART PICTURE FRAME Boston Primitive" is in sale since Wednesday, May 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "musictramp" and is located in Roslindale, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.