A fine American tinsel or foil painting depicting a wreath of flowers, with a bird, around a grouping of fruit and foliage. The wreath is on a variation of the relatively rare "snowflake" type of background. This technique appears to have been done primarily in the 1870's period. The frame and wooden backboard are original.
There is a crack in the glass at the top left, and a small piece of glass is missing. The frame is in good condition with a number of very small scattered flecks of paint loss which is easily touched up. Sight size is 21 1/4" by 17 1/2", and the framed size is 24 1/4" by 21".
Although damaged, this is a very nice example of the form, and the frame alone is worth far more than the listed price.