Old Handmade Plaster Chalkware Frame Wall Hanging with Vintage Frida Kahlo Book Print, Old World Decor

$74.00

I've had this wonderful old and ornate chalkware frame for years, all hand-molded with thickness and presence, giving it an authentic Old World look. It originally had a damaged print of the Sacred Heart, and the back was taped with yellowed tape--it's amazing that the original glass was still intact. I never knew what to put into the frame, as it's really a work of art in and of itself. So while preparing wall decor from a vintage booth that I run, I found the perfect Frida Kahlo print from a 1980s book written about her art. The print is of a self-portrait she did of herself with monkeys. I had to crop the print to get it to fit but I kept some of the monkeys that were in it with her. The color of the frame, with goldish/tannish tones, picks up the colors in the print. It really came out well, and so I sealed the back. That's not to say it's perfect. Again, it has been cropped, and there may be some waviness to the print as these old style frames had no backing, just the frame and a piece of glass, with just a few tiny nails baked into the chalkware to hold things in. The frame is from the early 20th Century, as it appeared as a medium in framing in that era, and continued through the 1940s. Just based on the way this one was made, with so little "technology" to the mechanism of using it, I can vouch that it was earlier in the 1900s versus later. I would estimate it to be 1920s. The print, of course, is much later. I hope you like the print in it, and if you are purchasing the piece for the frame only, just know that you will need to unseal the back to put in your own print or photo.

The frame measures about 8-1/4 wide by 10-1/4" long, and ithe window measurement is about 4-1/2" by 6-1/2". Weighs 1.8 lbs. The frame does have a bit of wear, some rubbing away of the chalkware, perhaps a small flake here and there as chalkware is prone to have with age. But in remarkably good condition given the age.

A most lovely frame, and for the time being, holding a most perfect image.

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