I have gained a picture that is in a huge shadow box. The anatomy of the box is amazing. Look at these pictures. The box is 7" deep, 36" tall, 30" wide and probably weighs 30 pounds and is made of solid wood.
Here is a corner.
And here is the back of it with what looks like a final fastener.
And now you must see the whole box propped up against the wall. The picture is surrounded by velvet and has gold trim around the edge of the picture.
What's that? You think you have seen this picture before? Yes, you have if you follow this blog. Before going any further click here to see a little history regarding this picture. Be sure to read the comments. The year was 2012 and this picture was in a house that I had listed for sale. Anita Hart Fuller had sold it at an auction of her mother's property and the owner had it proudly displayed.
I was able to buy it back for her. Now she has no room for it and she has given it to me! I swear that one of these days her kids or grandkids will want it so I plan to save it for them. Here's a closeup of the lady.
Anita is dressed for a prom in the frilly style dress that girl's wore at the time. And the dress called for above-the-elbow gloves. The spots on the picture are on the underside of the glass which can't be cleaned without taking the shadowbox apart! (I will not do that even for Anita!) She had on the required rhinestone earrings. She was actually quite lovely!
This is, in my opinion, a great view of the past. To hang this picture would require great strength and strong nails. It needs to be propped on a mantle which is where it was when I found it in the house that was for sale. Or it would be a great addition to the Historical Society in Searcy!
For now the picture lives on!! Thanks, Anita, for trusting me with it.