Antique folk art carved frame - soldier


+44 (0)1579 344647

+44 (0)7952 346678



  • £260.00
  • €294 Euro
  • $288 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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A rare piece of 19th century Cornish folk art. Chip-carved oak box frame made specifically for the central, photographic portrait, possibly as a 'memento mori'. The elements of the frame are deeply cut, and boxed behind the original, Victorian glass. Even the support stand to the rear has been hand-carved. The photograph features a young man in military uniform that suggests that he was in the British Cavalry, either serving in the Zulu War or one of the Boer Wars, dating it somewhere between 1879 and 1899. In very good, original condition.


  • H: 33cm (12.99in)
  • W: 27cm (10.63in)



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Marc has been successfully dealing in decorative antiques for over 15 years, fuelled by his lifelong passion for artefacts of the past. His workshop, a converted Methodist Sunday School, is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

He successfully mixes styles and periods to create his own unique collection of ‘delightful objects’. Good design, craftsmanship, colour and an age-worn patina all play their part in his discerning approach to buying. His selection of stock is often based on its aesthetic appeal rather than its age, and he loves to find items that have a story to tell.

Visits to Marc’s workshop and stores can be arranged by appointment.

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