25 January 2012

Acquisition No. 731

The cedar spokes are lacquered black on one side and then handpainted and gilded.
The painting continues up the black gauzy fabric and there's gilding along the edges
of the fabric as well as the wooden frame.

I'm not certain of its age ... "quite old" is the best I can do, I'm afraid.

With luck I'll be able to whisper a credible "Oh, Ashley!" by summer.
The batting of eyes, on the other hand, may require more practice...

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