Pair of Georgian Black Laquered Papier Mache Picture Frames, c. 1800 (with later images)

Early 19th Century c. 1800
Papier Mache
Each frame: 14cm x 12cm
Standard Parcel
£ 90
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13A Bangor Road
Pair of George III picture frames made of black laquered papier mache with gilded acorn and oak leaf hangers. Convex glass surrounded by oval brass ring. Originally, the frames would probably have contained painted portraits or silhouettes but currently contain later Victorian or Edwardian photographs.
Striking pair of miniature picture frames in good condition that could be used unchanged as decorative items, or personalised by changing the images. The black laquer to the front of each frame is very good aged condition. Some minor losses to the rear edge of one frame (female image). Historic repair to one hanger (female image). The backs of the frames are currently unsealed so the images could be easily changed.
Papier mâché was introduced into Britain in the 18th century. It was made of pulped paper and bound with adhesive, then smoothed and lacquered to produce a hard-wearing smooth finish with the appearance of ebonised wood.