PRESENTING A GORGEOUS High Quality Louis XV Style Giltwood Picture Frame.
Late 20C, circa 1980 and made in France.
Highest quality gilt work which resembles 24ct gold.
Highest quality detail throughout and in super condition.
Scalloped rosettes on all corners and sides.
Inlaid chasing, with a parquetry effect.
Black velvet matte insert installed, ready for a painting or mirror.
Nice size. Would accommodate a 26 inch x 39 inch painting/mirror, with the matte insert removed
OR a 37.75 inch x 25.25 inch painting/mirror with the matte insert retained.
The Frame itself is 35 inches tall, 47 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
This belonged to a retired Dallas Art Dealer, who imported it from France in the 1980’s and she never got around to choosing a painting to go in it. She said that because she thought it was “soo gorgeous”, she could never choose a painting good enough for it!
Louis XV (15 February 1710 – 10 May 1774), known as Louis the Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), was King of France from 1 September 1715 until his death in 1774. He succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five. Until he reached maturity (then defined as his 13th birthday) on 15 February 1723, the kingdom was ruled by his grand-uncle Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, as Regent of France. Cardinal Fleury was chief minister from 1726 until his death in 1743, at which time the king took sole control of the kingdom.
His reign of almost 59 years (from 1715 to 1774) was the second longest in the history of France, exceeded only by his predecessor, Louis XIV, who had ruled for 72 years (from 1643 to 1715). In 1748, Louis returned the Austrian Netherlands, won at the Battle of Fontenoy of 1745. He ceded New France in North America to Great Britain and Spain at the conclusion of the disastrous Seven Years’ War in 1763. He incorporated the territories of the Duchy of Lorraine and the Corsican Republic into the Kingdom of France. Historians generally criticize his reign, citing how reports of his corruption embarrassed the monarchy, while his wars drained the treasury and produced little gain. A minority of scholars dispute this view, arguing that it is the result of revolutionary propaganda. His grandson and successor Louis XVI would inherit a kingdom in need of financial and political reform which would ultimately lead to the French Revolution of 1789.
High Quality Louis XV Style Giltwood Picture Frame.
Provenance: From the Private Collection of a Retired Dallas Art Dealer
Condition: Very good.
Dimensions: The Frame is 35 inches tall, 47 inches wide and 4 inches deep
Would accommodate a 26 inch x 39 inch painting/mirror, with the matte insert removed
OR – a 37.75 inch x 25.25 inch painting or mirror with the matte insert retained.