There is no wear noted to the gilding, and the red velvet around the pictures is bright and shows no sign of wear. There is some wear to the velvet around the edge of the frame but with virtually no wear to the bottom edges suggests it has been laying flat (and closed), and not standing up.
Attached to the frame with a ribbon is a label giving this piece some provenance. Some research might identify these ladies and how they came to be with each other at this time. To insert photos into the back there are 2 metal strips to the bottom of each frame which can be turned, and the hard card lifted (bent) away from the frame and the photo slid in.
Again, as the card is so firm, it suggests that this has been used little, if ever. A rare survivor in this condition. Overall height: 260mm (10 1/4).
Overall width - opened: 382mm (15). Size of each aperture: 133 x 90mm (5 3/16" x 3 1/2"). The item pictured is the one you will receive. Please see the photos for condition as they form part of the description.If you have any questions or require any further photos, please do not hesitate to contact me. This item will be posted "SIGNED FOR".
The item "Antique Red Velvet & Gilt Metal Double Photo / Picture Frame. VGC" is in sale since Monday, December 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "dwar9713" and is located in Bakewell. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, Russian federation.