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A BRIAN IRVING HAND-CARVED, PAINTED AND GILDED WOOD PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
A RARE BRIAN IRVING HAND-CARVED, POLYCHROME PAINTED AND GILTWOOD FRAME

CIRCA 1990

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A RARE BRIAN IRVING HAND-CARVED, POLYCHROME PAINTED AND GILTWOOD FRAME
CIRCA 1990
carved as a pair of arms holding drapery swags
39 x 27 in. (69 x 99 cm.)

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Brian Irving studied furniture design at the London College of Furniture 1979-1981. He worked with seminal photographer Angus McBean 1983-1990, carving the first arm frame in 1984 for a 1940's photograph of Elizabeth Welch. It is estimated that only approximately fifteen arm frames were ever produced.
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