Posted 5 years ago
This is a hand made Tramp Art or Folk Art frame w/coat or hat hooks that I acquired several years ago at a flea market kind of sale. When I first saw it, it was in many pieces and in need of a lot of TLC. The person selling it said that if it didn't sell that day she was going to dismantle it and use the ornate parts to make a doll house....well I wasn't going to let that happen, and I acquired it for $35
It's unbelievably ornate, the pictures really don't do it justice. Someone must have spent hundreds of hours with a scroll saw to create this incredible work of art.
It's rather large for a hand made piece of this type, measuring about 30" wide and over 4 feet in overall height. The columns on either side are open cut on all three sides and note the wooden 'bird's head' hooks at the bottom. Also the open cut 'roundels' and squares around the frame itself and the open cut fan shaped brackets. Everywhere you look it is embellished and ornamented.
It's delicate enough that I would never actually use it for the hanging of hats or coats.
Everyone that sees this piece is amazed at the fantastic workmanship.