20th C. carved gold leaf pierced cushion profile.
This frame replicates a 16th C. late Italian Renaissance style. The sight edge has a narrow band of overlapping leaves with a wide torus above with carved leaves above a hollow space and large acanthus leaves at the corners and centers. The outside edge has another band of leaves around the perimeter. Water gilded with 23.5k gold leaf with burnished highlights rubbed to expose the
dark red bole underneath and applied patina.