This is a beautiful Victorian gold gilt oval frame from the 1860s. It is unique in that it is "double" framed; there are two pieces of glass, the outer one and another one about an inch below that one and covering the print dated 1845. The inner frame, or liner if you choose, is gilded in gold and is in great condition. The gilt on the outer frame has a lot of wear to the gold but almost entirely on the sides.
It is what one would call shabby chic, though that term may be a little out of fashion. I think the wear to the gilding adds to the character and beauty of the frame, especially with the contrasting wear to the outside and excellent condition of the gold on the inside frame.There is one 1/4 inch or so long piece of molding missing on the bottom of the frame, but you barely notice it. The gilding is original with a little gold paint on the edge, with wear, which does not detract at all. I think the frame as a whole is stunning, but please examine all photos carefully. The item "Antique 1860s Oval Double Picture Frame Gold Gilt Glass 1845 Print Great" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Picture Frames". The seller is "lillieprice" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay.