This is a vintage, unrestored Carlo of Hollywood frame, made c. Within the frame is a beautiful high quality photograph of a painting of Egret Birds. The frame is in excellent condition as it was very carefully kept for many years by its original owner. I received this frame from a woman who is now in her 90s.
She had received it as a wedding gift in Italy shortly before she immigrated to the United States in 1950. When I got it, it had the backboard you see with the writing on it. Inside the frame box area were some very deteriorated faux paper flowers.
The stems of these flowers were made out of twisted wire and these wires were threaded through the two holes you now see in the backboard. She had left the backboard tacked on at the top after she had reached in to take out the candy Confetti almonds that were displayed inside, along with the paper flowers.
The candy almonds had been arranged so each almond looked like a petal of a flower. The glass in the frame is original to the frame.
Shortly after the time of her wedding, she had written the note that appears on the back. You can see that the note says that it is from Sulmona Pro di Aquila. The small city of Sulmona is in the province of LAquila, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The word Pro on the back is an abbreviation of the word Province.
Sulmona is a city famous for the old tradition of producing the candy known as Confetti. Confetti is basically sugar coated almonds that come in variety of colors. The note indicates Confetti Marconi, which was probably the name of one of the Confetti stores in the city.Ive attached a photo of a store in modern day Sulmona that sells confetti just in case you are wondering how these stores display their confetti. The opening of the frame is about 10 ¼ x 13 ¼. The depth of the box behind the glass is about 2 ¾.
In the photos of the back you can see the harness that is used to hang the frame on the wall. Its a soft tube with a wire inside. Special pieces like this in great condition are exceptionally rare. The photo I placed in the frame was custom done in a high end photo lab by skilled people. I chose this photo because I liked the image very much, but also because it is consistent with the time period the frame was made.
The item will be professionally packaged (double boxed) with the proper packaging materials and insured. The item "Carlo of Hollywood framed Art 1950's Mid Century Modern Atomic Space Age Design" is in sale since Friday, June 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism". The seller is "digitalbox888" and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This item can be shipped to United States.