|Project by builtinbkyn||posted 03-16-2017 02:41 PM||328 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
The frames are cherry, finished with Waterlox and amber shellac. I turned some ebony on my drill press to add a little detail. They’re roughly 16×20 in size.
My mom has been collecting antiques and art for the last 50 years and always loved to display her finds. Quite a few years ago, she won these two Japanese silk paintings (I believe they’re Japanese) at a “Chinese” auction. I found them in the basement while going thru my Dad’s things after he passed. I asked her why she never hung them up. She said the frames were all dinged up and never took the opportunity to get them reframed. She also said, “You know I’ve tried to give those away quite a few times, but no one wanted them.”
My mother hasn’t been doing well since my father passed last Spring. Giving her these reframed, put a smile on her face that I haven’t seen in a while. That was the best reward I could have gotten for doing this :)
-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)