1860’s gold leaf fluted cove frame.
This frame has a cove at the sight edge surrounded by a single row of composition beads and another foliate row outside of that with narrow flutes and corner leaves in the cove. The top edge has laurel leaves with berries and straps at the corners. A popular neoclassical revival style of the time in both America and Europe derived from classical antiquity. Applied composition ornament over gesso and a wood base. Gray bole and water gilded with gold leaf and original finish and patina.