Seen: 1800s Frame

I saw this framed photo (?) in Virginia in 2016.  It was in the upstairs of an antique shop. I have a lot of dislike for huge, bulky, obnoxious frames that were in style for most of Western history. I find them oppressive in rooms and it is even more scalding that they are often…

Seen: Painting of Man

I saw this painting of a man smoking a pipe while playing a small stringed instrument in Camden, South Carolina in 2016. I found it on a wall in an alcove displaying pieces of furniture and lamps. It caught my eye because of the rather somber look to the man.