Two 19th century American Neoclassical carved and gilt frames with portraits. 1st item: 19th century American Neoclassical carved and gilt wood frame with alternating acorn, leaf and berry design. 40-3/4" H x 35-3/4" W with 28-1/2" H x 24-1/4" W opening. Frame houses a pastel portrait of older bearded gentleman. 2nd item: 19th century American Neoclassical carved and gilt wood frame with acanthus leaf, c-scroll and small floral design. 41-1/4" H x 36-1/2" W with 29-3/8" H x 24-1/2" W opening. Frame houses a pastel portrait of older reserved woman. Provenance ñ Thomas Reed (later spelled Read) of Horseshoe Bend plantation, Grainger County, Shirley Reynolds estate. Condition: Both frames in overall very good condition with few cracks, minor wear to gilt, wear to corners and few losses of molding on frame described in 1st item. Both appear to have restorations to gilding.
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