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Steven-R, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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Experience:  I am a retired Major, US Army, and an antiques and collectibles consultant based on the east coast.
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I have a picture of "the last supper" I'd like to knew something

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I have a picture of "the last supper" I'd like to knew something about it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am pleased to help. You have a relatively common imprint set in a nice French Louis XIV styled frame. It appears to be mid-20th century, however. Do you happen to see a lithographer mark near a bottom edge? Is the back of the frame papered over, cardboard stock, or wood panel?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the back is cardboard I see no I lithographic mark at the bottom of the occur. I think the frame is what I'm more interested in, it's very beautiful and it has a sash/chord with the pompom top that it hands from. Seems to be decorated with some fine thread.

Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Thank you...the frame is likely primarily gesso, which is a blend of plaster and fillers over wood--very typical on French Provincial and Louis XIV styles--and the hanging cord is often a blend of weighted silk with acrylic (for extra strength). The print itself, again, is relatively common and does not appear to be any of the more rare examples--likely that is a $15-20 item. The frame, however, would cost you over $175 in a frame shop today NEW, so a vintage example can command up to around $225 in fine condition, which yours appears to be in.

With cardboard on the back (and not wooden panels), it likely dates to the time I initially thought...not much earlier than the 1940s or 1950s era. Unless you really love the print, I'd personally have a nice piece of mirror glass cut and replace it--the piece would be awesome in a boudoir or hallway and the value would increase as well!

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Steve