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JewelryFinder's loves3 of 5Anyone, please help - more information of a beautiful vintage oil painting Arts and Crafts Silver Operculum  Pendant
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    Posted 4 years ago

    JewelryFin…
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    This was a great find today at a sale in a storage facility nearby. I loved the old frame (faux painted tiger wood) & the picture inside was nothing to speak of but I purchased it because it was a such a great buy for just the frame. After getting it home & looking at it closely, the very old cardboard in the back of it had definitely been moved often so I removed it. What I found was this lovely antique charcoal portrait tucked inside behind the not so wonderful picture that was showing in the glass. It has water damage but it's still a very intriguing looking couple from days gone by. It's clearly very old, and on a type of paper that looks similar to wall paper. I also posted a pic of what is written on the back. The portrait itself is approximately 18 inches wide. I only knew it was charcoal because looked at my black finger tips after putting it in so that it was showing in the glass. Can anyone tell me approximately the time period given their clothing or other details? Or any other details to help me know what I have? Thanks so much in advance!

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      What a nice surprise!
      I love the old oval frames...
      I have 5 huge portraits of my Grandparents & Great-Grandparents done in , I believe, charcoal. My Grandparents were married in 1891 and their portraits were of a younger age...so maybe they did this type in the late 1800's??
      Why did people look so forlorn back then?
    2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      The image type and clothing are typical of the 1880s- 90s time period. Too bad about the heavy water damage to the image.

      scott
    3. JewelryFinder JewelryFinder, 4 years ago
      1880 - 1900 it is then. Thank you so much!!!
    4. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      I think these are religious folks like Mormons, who dressed very soberly. Time period seems right as mentioned already. Great memorial of older times. :-)
    5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Clothing is typical of 19th century-- I see nothing that is indicative of any specific group of people.

      scott

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