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A fantastic antique oversized gilt gesso frame. With label on the back for Ciceri and Co of Frederick Street, Edingburgh, Manufacturers of Florentine, Gilt, Velvet and Other Frames. 

The firm of Ciceri, Pini & Co were originally from Italy and set up in Edinburgh in the 1830's. Frederick Street was a renowned centre for framers in what was a thriving Edinburgh Industry. The company was active until at least 1884 when they are named in an exhibition. 

We believe this frame dates from the middle to later part of the 19th Century. It is of large imposing size with stunning gilt gesso frame. As well as the Ciceri label it has a label for what we assume was the original picture. The glass looks to be original. A fabulous gesso gilt frame of large proportions, perfect to add a burst of personality and soul to any modern interior. 


Some losses to the gilt gesso. Very much as found! Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.


90 cm width, 9 cm depth, 128 cm height

Aperture 60 cm width and 98 cm height


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Antique Victorian Oversized Gesso Gilt Glass Picture Frame Edinburgh Scotland

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