This is a REALLY UNIQUE Tramp Art frame unlike any I have seen. The pediment is edged with bizarre scaled. Which in turn are edged with ribbons of raised notching, under a three-point "crown".Centered beneath is a three layer notched medallion flanked by the initials: V E maker? Two dramatic columns, reminiscent of Egyptian Revival design, comprise the sides of the frame. At bottom are two more scrolling members terminating in a fan with the date 1913 in raised numerals. The (presumably original) very dark finish is nearly black, a monochrome that focuses attention more on the sculptural qualities. It has what looks like a replacement wire hanger. There is something written on the back that may be a signature, but it is indecipherable. If you have been following my auctions, you know I have been listing very strong pieces from a lifetime collection; this is another good example.
The scaly tails give it an organic look while the columns are architectural, all-in-all a compelling and satisfying design. It is not cigar box wood - it looks like pine. The rabbet is 8 1/2" x 6". The size is 15" x 11".There is a small old nick in the capital of its left column. Thanks for looking [Boston Primitive]. The item "Very Unusual Dated 1913 TRAMP ART Folk Art PICTURE FRAME Boston Primitive Exc" is in sale since Thursday, May 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art".
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