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The picture frame is made into the style of an Oxford frame, which is characterized by its sides that overlap at each corner. This particular frame features intersecting corners that are adorned with maple leaves. This style was popular in the late nineteenth century and was commonly referred to as Rustic or Currier & Ives frames, nicknamed for the American printmaking business whose prints often were displayed in this style of frame.
National Portrait Gallery. https://www.npg.org.uk/research/programmes/the-art-of-the-picture-frame/other-studies-oxford.php (accessed July 30, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
ca. 19th century
13 X 15 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
wood and glass
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
Currier and Ives frame
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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