Outstanding Antique Tramp Art Frame

A tour de force of crisply carved geometric forms, this early trams art frame consists of carved wing shapes, cones, pyramids and triangular prism. The ornamentation across the top of the frame was presented to me as a folk art Angle. However, with its outstretch wings and a span of 21 inches, it could easily represent an Owl or an Eagle. Such is the eye of the beholder.

The frame is constructed in multiple layers, some 6, 7 and 10 inches deep. The antique mirror appears to be original, and the visible portion is 6” x 6-1/4”. Dimensions of the overall frame are 20” H x 21” wide by 3-1/2” D. While the maker and origin are unknown, this is the work of a highly skilled craftsman and is in excellent condition. Appears to be 1st quarter 20th c.

Please note: The frame is not pained, but in some of the images, it appears to have a tent because it was photographed at times under a floor lamp.


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