Vintage from the 1930s
carved and stained wood, gold paint, wire, eye hooks, metal, screws, photograph, shellac
A vintage photograph plaque from 1930s. A sepia toned photograph of a woman in pearls, possibly Xenia McDade, shellacked onto a carved wooden plaque wall hanging.
The photograph is centrally decoupaged into the shield-shaped plague. It is a sepia toned, hand colored, portrait of a woman wearing a pearl necklace and with a traditional 1930s hair style.
The plaque has relief carving in a leaf like design all around the photo and a curved border. The carved areas are highlighted with a bronze colored paint and heavily shellacked.
The back of the plaque has two eye screws drilled into it and a wire across the back.
The back is also carved: “Made by Xania McDade 1934″
SIze: 6.25″ x 5.5″ and about 3/8” deep or 15.9 x 14 cm and .9 cm deep
Extremely rustic vintage, the shellac is peeling almost completely across the photo and wood plaque (and likely will peel more with time) which adds to its unique, creepy feel.