Rosa Bonheur Antique Print in ORIGINAL ROYCROFT Frame
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Sold Date: 08/04/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
NOTE: these images are scans and it was hard to generate good frame pictures. I did the best I could, hopefully my description of the frame will suffice.This is an intriguing auction featuring THREE highly collectible items, continue reading to see the third. This is an original rare Roycroft antique wood picture frame, which contains an antique Rosa Bonheur print. The frame is guaranteed to be Roycroft although it isn't distinctly marked. I am unsure how old this Rosa Bonheur print is. The original picture, 'The Horse Fair' was done wayyy back in 1853-1855. I know it has been in this very picture frame for many years. A modern print of this picture, in color, unframed, sells for $40. I'm guessing this black and white print is SIGNIFICANTLY more rare. The print is still in great condition since it's been housed in a frame, however it is still yellowed by age and light damage. The artwork on the print measures 7 inches long by 4 inches tall. The picture frame still contains its original glass and hardware. The front is in great condition and the original finish is only slightly faded in one area. The finish is even bolder and darker, as well as more intact, on the reverse. T is an old screw in each corner of the frame in the back, 4 in all, holding it together. T are two hook screws in which the hanging wire is attached. Lastly, two tiny nails, across from eachother, hold the print and backing in the frame. The mat on the back of the frame which holds the print flush against the glass has significant water damage on the back side. Upon flipping this mat over, t is an original picture of a family in front of a house, most likely a Roycroft house that is attached and has been concealed all these years. Nice original Roycroft wood frame, with a vintage Rosa Bonheur print and a hidden antique photo in one lot. These items will be shipped with appropriate care by means of USPS. I will pay for insurance if I feel its necessary. Thank You! Questions/Comments are welcome FRAME MEASURES 9 1/4 by 11 3/8 inches
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