Offered here is an original, framed and glazed early 20th century chromolithograph of four boys eating watermelon. The image itself is quite charming, but what is special is the hand painted figural watermelon folk art frame. I cannot date it with any real accuracy, but I believe it is from the first quarter of the 20th century.
The frame measures 16 3/4" x 24 1/4". It is made from a solid 1/2 thick wood panel. It has almost all of its original paint.
Beautifully shaded from the green rind to the red flesh and black seeds. It is need of some cleaning.
There are some scrapes along the edges, and a few scratches and marks here and there, but nothing nothing to take away from the overall appearance. The chromolithograph has a hole and and some tears (see photos) on the left side. This is almost undetectable without close inspection. I believe there might have been some old restoration to the print and re-backing, which appears to have been done many years ago.Three-day inspection/return on all items I offer, if not as described. The item "Old Folk Art Hand Painted Watermelon Frame with Boys Eating Watermelon Chromolitho" is in sale since Wednesday, February 08, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Folk Art & Primitives". The seller is "cesaok" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.: Unsigned