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Frame

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, possibly, made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century-early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ebonised fruit wood and tortoiseshell, decoration made using a machine

  • Museum number:

    4834-1857

  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 62, case 8

Physical description

Frame of ebonised fruit wood and tortoiseshell, typical Low Countries or German example of the mid 17th century. The characteristic rippled effect on the wooden mouldings was obtained by using a machine

Place of Origin

Germany (south, possibly, made)

Date

late 18th century-early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ebonised fruit wood and tortoiseshell, decoration made using a machine

Dimensions

Height: 59.4 cm, Width: 50.7 cm, Depth: 4 cm

Object history note

Bought by the Museum in 1857 for £2. "Purchased as an illustration of costume"

Descriptive line

Frame of ebonised fruit wood and tortoiseshell, perhaps south Germany, late 18th or early 19th century, containing a 16th century portrait of a woman (4833-1857)

Labels and date

The frame imitates a typical Low Countries or German example of the mid 17th century. The characteristic rippled effect on the wooden mouldings was obtained by using a machine, even in the 17th century. [1992-2005]

Categories

Frames; Woodwork

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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