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Post by 20thcenturyfan September 25th 2016, 7:26 pm

I bought this at the weekend and am now regretting leaving behind two others in the shop (one the same as this but with a broken back and the other a less attractive double frame). I'm been looking this up online and the ones I can find that are similar, with a red velvet back, are giving the date as 1910 and the country of origin as France. I have checked the frame but can't see a country stamp anywhere.

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Post by NaomiM September 25th 2016, 7:51 pm

A friend has something similar. French Art Nouvaux was our best guess but that was unmarked too

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Post by studio-pots September 25th 2016, 10:11 pm

The dark metal clips on the back and the quality suggest to me that it might be from the 1970s when there was a revival of interest in Art Nouveau style. It is difficult to tell from pictures but it looks more that age to me than 60 years earlier.

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Post by NaomiM September 25th 2016, 10:22 pm

Could be 70s revival. Some of those holes in the design look very rough, and the clips aren't old.

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Post by denbydump September 25th 2016, 11:05 pm

Much more recent than that even.
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Post by NaomiM September 25th 2016, 11:12 pm

Past Times?

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Post by 20thcenturyfan September 26th 2016, 6:11 am

Thanks guys - i have a lot to learn. I wish i could take you shopping with me ☺. Do you think it might be brass? Whatever it is, it has a lovely soft burnished look.
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Post by studio-pots September 27th 2016, 2:13 pm

It's brass.

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