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Tramp art frame
Small tramp art frame
with very good paint
Large tramp art frame
Large gold painted tramp art frame
Marquetry frame
Very intricate marquetry frame
Tramp art frame
Tramp art frame with very fine carving
Rustic swivel frame
Rustic swivel frame
Carved and decorated frame with print
Carved and decorated nautical
frame with print
Remember Me fretwork frame
"Remember Me" fretwork frame
Painted tramp art frame
Painted tramp art frame with great surface
Tramp art frameTramp art frame
Free form Wave pattern tramp art frame
Frame with carved butterflies
Frame with carved butterflies
Three folky frames
Three folky frames by Ray Fisher, "The Rush Creek Bum"
frame
Folky 1920's frame
with hearts

Folky frame with gold paint
Inlaid desk frame
Inlaid desk frame
Tramp art frame with moons
Tramp art frame with moons
Inlaid frame
Inlaid frame
Two sided desk frame
Two sided desk frame

Tramp art frameThis is a small tramp art frame in very nice dark green and gold/brown paint. It measures 10" high by 11 1/2" wide, with an opening 3 1/2" by 5". It is from the first half of the 20th c., in excellent condition with a couple of tiny chips missing. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: COSK.   Painted tramp art frame ... Another view, with different light ... Side view ... The other side ... Another side angle ... From above and below ... Back view ... Back, from an angle ... With a soda can for scale.

Large tramp art frameThis is a large tramp art frame with crossed corners, painted a dark, oxidized gold. The condition is excellent, with only minor paint loss and a slightly chipped corner. The paint is from the 1920's or 30's, the frame may be a bit older. It is built up in 12 layers of chip carving. The size is 25" high by 22" wide, with an opening 12" by 8". The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: CWWA.   Large painted tramp art frame ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Large painted tramp art frame ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Marquetry frameThis is a very intricate and finely made marquetry frame. It has a mirror in it, and wires on the back so that it can hang vertically or horizontally. The size is 20 1/4" by 17 1/4" by 1" deep, with an opening 16 1/4" by 13 1/4". The surface is finished in a clear lacquer or varnish. It is in very good condition with minor surface wear as seen in the closeups. Age is unknown, but it appears to be from the 1920's to 40's, with a more recent mirror. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CWRS.   Marquetry frame ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Side view ... From second side ... From third side ... From fourth side ... Another overall view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Tramp art frameThis is a tramp art frame with very fine chip carving, painted dark green with silver highlights. There are leaf shaped and circular depressions worked into the pattern, with square corners at the top and angular ones at the bottom. The hanger on the back is a hand cut piece of metal, probably from a can. There are remnants of a German language newspaper on the back. The frame measures 15 3/4" wide by 20 1/4" high, with an opening 10" by 15 1/4". The condition is very good, with minor loss on the bottom corners, and some very slight paint scuffs. Age appears to be from the earlier part of the 1900's. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CWOW.   Painted tramp art frame ... Side views ... Closeup, upper right ... Upper left ... Lower right ... Lower left ... From above and below ... Back view ... Closeup of the hanger ... One corner from the back ... Second corner from back ... With a soda can for scale.

Tramp art frameTramp art frameThis is a large tramp art frame with decoration in an unusual wave pattern. It is from the late 1800's, built up in five layers, finished in a dark lacquer or varnish with a fine craqueleur. The frame measures 29 1/2" by 24 3/4". The opening is 19 3/4" by 15", with a more recent mirror. There are two small breaks, each about 1" long, in the outer layer: one in the top right, the other on the lower left. Otherwise the frame is in excellent condition with a very good surface. The price is $1350.00. Inventory Code: CWWS.   Tramp art frame ... Another angle ... Closeup ... A second closeup ... Third closeup ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art frame ... Another angle ... Closeup ... A second closeup ... Third closeup ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Frame with carved butterfliesThis is a crossed corner frame with carved butterflies. It is likely from the 1920's or 30's. It is in dark stained wood with a painted gold band around the center area. The frame is 14" by 11 3/4" outside, with an opening of 8 3/4" by 6 5/8". The condition is good with the loss of half of one butterfly. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: CWRH.   Frame with carved butterflies ... Closeup, lower corners ... Upper left ... Upper right ... Side view ... Another side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Frame with carved butterflies ... Closeup, lower corners ... Upper left ... Upper right ... Side view ... Another side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Painted tramp art frameThis is a wonderful little painted tramp art frame decorated in up to eight layers. The surface is painted dark red which over time has taken on an exceptional color and surface, with a great patina. It is in excellent, near mint condition with one very small chip missing. The frame was likely made in the early 1900's. It is 11 3/4" long by 10 1/4" high by almost 2" deep. The opening is 8" by 5 1/8". The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: COSO.   Painted tramp art frame ... Closeup ... Side views ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painted tramp art frame ... Closeup ... Side views ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved and decorated frame with printThis is a large carved frame decorated with a nautical theme and holding a nautical print. It is inscribed "A Helping Hand" in incised letters highlighted with gold paint. There is a carved, painted anchor applied to the lower left, with rope wrapping around two edges to a coil in the upper right. The inner border is also outlined with rope. The print is based on a famous painting from 1881 by French artist Emile Renouf. The frame measures 21" high by 25 3/4" wide, with an opening 11 1/2" by 16 1/4". It is in very good condition with some minor wear, from the late 1800's to early 1900's. The price is $575.00. Inventory Code: CHSA.   Carved and decorated frame with print ... Side views ... Closeup, lower left ... Lower right ... Upper right ... Upper left ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved and decorated frame with print ... Side views ... Closeup, lower left ... Lower right ... Upper right ... Upper left ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Remember Me fretwork frameThis is a very detailed fretwork frame with a shield, two furled flags, and the words "Remember Me". The fretwork is painted a dark, oxidized gold. It is mounted over silk fabric that was probably once red and white, but is now very faded with some small splits. The background is finished in a dark lacquer or varnish that is finely crazed. On the back is a wonderful "make do" hanger cut from a metal can.

The frame contains a photo of a man, woman, and young girl marked "P. G. Anderson, Redfield, SD". That studio was known to be operating in the 1880's and 90's. The frame was probably made in the late 1800's or early 1900's. It measures 20 3/4" high by 16" wide by 3/4" deep. The opening for the photo is 5 3/4" wide by 4 1/4" high. The condition is excellent, with the fabric as noted above. The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: COCR.   "Remember Me" fretwork frame ... Closeup of top half ... Closeup of lower half ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup of the hanger ... With a soda can for scale.

Three folky framesThis is a set of three frames, graduated in size, made and carved by Ray Fisher of Glen Springs, VA; known as the "Rush Creek Bum". Fisher is featured in Betty Carol Sellen's book "Outsider, Self Taught, and Folk Art (2nd edition).

All the frames are made from pine with thin plywood backs and bases. They are trimmed around the edges with what looks like commercial molding. On the largest frame, Fisher has carved a pair of boots, while on the other two he has carved two upright pieces for each, decorated with chip carving. These have slots in the back in which pictures can be slipped for display. On the one with boots, there are two tacks on the top and knobs on the boots to hold a picture. The sizes of the frames, from small to large are 6 1/8" high by 6 1/4" wide, 6 3/8" high by 6 1/2" wide, and 6 3/4" high by 7" wide. All of the bases are the same depth, just over 2 1/4" deep. They were probably done in the 1950's or '60's and are in excellent condition. The price is $135.00. Inventory Code: TKAS.   Three folky frames ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... Closer view of one, from above ... Back view ... Label on bottom of one ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Three folky frames ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... Closer view of one, from above ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

This is fairly large swivel frame with a rustic look plus carved and burned decoration. The frame is from about the 1930's and has a dark varnish finish. It is in very good condition. The base is 11 1/2" by 4", and the frame itself is 8 1/2" by 11", with an opening 6 1/2" by 9". The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: ACCA.   Overall view ... Close-up.

frameHere is a very folky wooden frame which is built in 3 layers, with carved hearts and diamonds. The 4 stylized, boxy, hearts are also scalloped out toward the centers. The wood is a naturally aged pine which has taken on a grayish-tan color. It was probably made around the 1920's; is 15 1/4" by 13 1/2" by 2" deep - with an opening of 9 7/8" by 11 3/4", and it is in excellent condition. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: ATOW.   Image ... Close-up ... Back.

Inlaid desk frameAn inlaid desk frame in several shades of wood, with a swivel base. It has a crackled varnish finish that is slightly worn on the base. Four wood pieces on the back can pivot to hold a picture or mirror in place. It is 8 1/4" high by 12 3/4" wide by 3" deep, in very good condition, probably made about the 1920's. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: PKTP.   Inlaid desk frame ... Side view ... The other side ... Frame tilted ... Back view.

Inlaid desk frameThis is a very well made inlaid desk frame with a long base. It pivots on two upright posts, each 8" high. The base is 23" long, 3 1/2" deep and 1" high. Inlaid into it are darker 1/2" squares. The frame itself is 6 1/2" by 8 1/2" on the outside and 4 1/2" by 6 1/2" inside. Made around 1930 with an old varnish and in very good condition. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: PKSS.   Inlaid desk frame ... From above ... Closeup from above ... Another closeup ... Frame tilted on base ... Back view.

This folky frame with applied, carved decoration, is painted an old, oxidized gold. It measures 16 1/2" by 22", with an opening 13 1/2" by 19 1/4". It is in good condition with some peeling paint, and would set off a primitive painting nicely. It was made around the 1930's. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: ATTH.   Overall view ... Another overall view ... Closeup.

Tramp art frame with moonsThis is a nice, good sized tramp art frame made from cigar boxes over a crate wood base. The exterior is about 23 1/4" by 18 1/2", while the opening is around 14 1/2" by 9 3/4". It is built in up to 5 layers, and is about 1 1/2" deep including the base. The chip carved corners each have crescent moons applied. The outside of the frame is decorated with many carved pieces that were set in under the long pyramids. The inside of the frame is also decorated with some nice larger notching. There are a variety of shades of woods making up this piece. These all seem to be original, their differences coming from using a variety of cigar boxes. Some of the labels are visible on the back, including a NJ tax stamp. The entire frame has a lacquer surface. This piece is in extremely good condition with a few small chips and perhaps the loss of a tiny bit of the tip of one moon. It was likely made in the early 1900's. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: TWHR.   Tramp art frame with moons ... Closeup, upper right ... Closeup, upper left ... Closeup, lower left ... Closeup, lower right ... Side view ... Closeup from side ... Back view ... Back, closeup lower right ... Back, closeup upper right ... Back, closeup upper left ... Back, closeup lower left ... Closeup from back, side view ... With a soda can for scale.

This is a 2-sided, free-standing tramp art frame. It has two turned uprights which are pegged into the four-layer, chip carved base. The frame itself swivels between the uprights. It has three crosses at the top and bottom, with four layers of chip carving on the front and three on the back. Two photos could be inserted back to back. It is painted an old, oxidized gold over silver, and is from the 1920's or 30's. The frame stands 12 1/2" high by 9" wide by 2 3/4" deep, with an opening 5 1/2" by 3 1/2". The condition is very good, with one old, narrow break approximately 2" long at one lower corner of the base and a couple of small age splits which are very solid, and do not detract from the appearance. The price is $350.00. Image ... Larger image.

 

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