Brass Frame Emergency: The mistake of my life?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by bluemoon, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. bluemoon

    bluemoon Member

    To me it does. 1920's = not Victorian era + generally less valuable.
     
  2. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Just having been touched makes a difference in what old brass will look like. I don't see anything that remotely resembles having been gold plated. Maybe painted.
     
  3. 42Skeezix

    42Skeezix Moderator Moderator

    I'd call it Victorian without batting an eyelash.
     
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  4. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Hasn't "real" gilding not been in practice since the 19th century ? I mean the mercury/gold method. So what does "gilded" really mean ? And even if its gold leaf gilded,who would put that much money in a "meh" frame ? All just my opinion,of course.
     
  5. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Hmmm I don't recall empire sconces-might they have been called something else in the OP's title? Not too busy today, give me a link to that one and I'll check it out and take responsibility if I was wrong, which is very likely if I was sticking my neck out to say anything about sconces! Last thing I want is a guilty sconscience.
     
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  6. bluemoon

    bluemoon Member

    I didn't remember correctly. It was someone else who said that.
     
  7. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    If you had to prove in court the earliest this could have been made, just for fun, what would you need?

    -dated catalog showing one identical
    -dated photo, same
    -patent with drawing of same thing
    -discover some process or component of it not available before xxxx date
    -????
     
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    factory catalog showing it for sale as a brand new addition to their line of items
     
  9. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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