I recently found this cute velvet picture frame made of velvet and metal thread. It reminded me a lot of the antique velvet picture frames. The problem with the antique velvet frames is that most of them have faded or have damage.
The nice thing about this new one I found is that it is in perfect condition!
Let's take a closer look at the details... It is real velvet with silver covered copper threads. So yes, it will tarnish over time.
|excuse the poor photoshopping; I am internet shy and don't want my face everywhere!|
It reminded me a lot of the old velvet picture frames... let me share. This beautiful French picture frame is made with velvet. It contains a painted picture as photography hadn't quite caught on yet!
|1800s French velvet ormalu frame source|
|1800s hand embroidered photo frame source|
|look at how it faded! source|
|how cool is that?|
|Napoleon era French embroidered frames source|
|19th century French velvet frame source|
|1800s French velvet frame source|
Now, this is a clutch below. But it reminded me a lot of the picture frame as it is a velvet clutch with silver thread!
|1850s Napoleon era velvet French coin purse source|
|old metal embroidery tapestry turned into a pillow source|
|the thistles on my picture frame are reminiscent of the Queen's coronation gown source|
|Ottoman period silver and gold thread source|
Well, I got a little side tracked at the end with the eagle and sheep. But, I love my new picture frame!!
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