Antique double heart-shaped silver photo frame

Antique double heart-shaped silver photo frame

£1,250

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2465

Edwardian handmade, heart-shaped, double silver photograph frame with a silver wirework easel and its original velvet backing. Each heart-shaped aperture holds a photo approximately 120mm x 95mm (4¾" x 3¾").

The creation of the iconic heart shape to signify love was first reported at the end of the Middle Ages. It gained popularity in the 15th and 16th centuries and has featured widely used in decorative design throughout subsequent centuries, reaching a peak of deep significance in 18th and 19th century decorative silverware and jewellery.

Dimensions:

Height 150 mm / 5 "
Depth 240 mm / 9 12"
Diameter 95 mm / 3 "
Year

1903

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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