Early 19th century foil backed reverse glass painting of a parrot
A charming foil backed reverse glass painting of a parrot.
Under wonderful original rippled, flawed glass.
In original simple narrow wooden frame, with traces of gilding.
The 'too small' wooden veneer backing board has been replaced with conservation board for protection. This replacement revealed an ill fitting crumpled sheet of what was probably gold or
silver paper. (see photo below). Traces of which can still be seen on the glass.