Antique bubble glass portrait of Spanish couple convex oval frame Victorian portrait

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Instant ancestors? Well, if you choose this particular couple, I can tell you your children will be beautiful. Because the obviously young couple is quite a good looking pair. The man has quintessential boyish good looks, with the kind of hair you know will be full into old age. The woman's hair is equally thick, her nose aqualine, and although her expression is stern, she is what we might call handsome and elegant. This is an antique convex oval portrait--also known as a bubble portrait--of a New Mexican Hispanic couple, very Spaniard in look, as the piece came from a very old New Mexico estate, and while I will not call out the family by name here, I will gladly share details with the buyer. We estimate this to be circa 1880s to early 1900s, and what is really lovely about it besides the convex glass is that you can see the sketching especially in the man's tie, the woman's lace blouse, and around the woman's lips, used to strengthen the image. Use in a Victorian home, a sitting parlor, a library--it will become the ultimate conversation piece. Or, do you have that friend who always complains about her or his relatives? Well, give them the gift of new relatives. Covered with antique bubble glass. The frame itself is pressed pulp, so not real wood, painted to look like tiger maple. It appears as though the back was never sealed with brown paper, and hence it will come to you unsealed.

The frame measures 24-1/2" across by 18-1/2" wide and depth from the wall is about an inch. The print has some scratches around the upper edge where the color has rubbed off. The frame has scuffs including a couple of small cracks in the black inner frame. Back oval piece of pressed wood covering the print has an area that's been broken off. Plenty of scuffs to the frame. Glass is in good condition with no cracks. All in all, in good vintage condition given the age.

Because sometimes we really do wish we had a new set of relatives.


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