Need Your Expertise

January 27, 2009 at 9:39 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

On Sunday Tony and I visited my grandparents.  My grandma gave me some dishes and also two antique picture frames.  She didn’t know much about them, except that they are old.  I’ll say!  The back of one picture has some writing on it that says 1898!  I know the frames are cross corner with leaves, and that they used to be quite popular.  Do you have any more information on these frames or the pictures inside?

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This is the writing on the back of one picture.  We can't make out all of the words, but we can read 1898!

This is the writing on the back of one picture. We can't make out all of the words, but we can read 1898!

I would love to know more about these, so if you know anything, let me hear it!

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2 Comments

  1. eileenb said,

    Love the frames…so neat. Part of what it says is: Given to …….2 Oct. 1889 by his…
    can’t figure out the rest. Hope this helps.

  2. Jesse Lu said,

    These I think are “Mission Style” frames or American Arts and Crafts style. Look those styles up on google and you’ll find the answer most likely if not, take them in to an antique shop, they should have an answer. Whatever you do. DON”T PAINT THEM. These are worth something and you want to keep them in the best original condition possible. Lucky you!

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