ELMER KREPS Art Deco HUNT SCENE Lithograph in Wood Framed Tray. Dates from the 1920s rare to find this piece with the art deco flourishes on both sides of the hunt scene. The frame is beautiful cut gray-brown wood with a metallic gunmetal wash with hints of golden bronze metallic.Clear glass over the art. Lithograph is signed to lower right corner. Black backing with felt at corners (no hanging hardware).
NOTE: Listings I've found call this a cocktail tray the handles I would consider decorative rather than strong usable handles. Frame edge to edge excluding handles: 18.25" x 11".
Width is 19 1/2 including handles. Weight: 2 pounds 10 ounces. It has been single-family owned & displayed as a framed piece, leaned against a library shelf wall. The colors are rich & bright, the frame is a beautiful hand-made compliment to the artwork.
THIS PIECE WOULD BENEFIT by BEING OPENED at BACK to CLEAN GLASS & REMOVE DUST & SPECKS, then resealed. The clear glass is not broken, dinged or scratched irregular haze in places with dust & marks to the back side of glass. The black backing is overall scuffed, dinged, marked, faded & coming loose at edges, though it is sound overall. Frame is strong & intact, shows many scuffs, dings, digs & scratches. The cut pattern & wash are good & disguise imperfections.The art appears to lay flat under the glass. Some long, brownish marks circled in photo #8, upper left corner. White specks appear on the art itself, examples in a small area shown in photo #7, most obvious (NOT ALL) circled in this photo more elsewhere on the art, photo #7 just highlights examples some of the white dots may be by the artist. There are many specks, dusty pieces & marks that are either loose inside or on the backside of glass, I can shift the glass slightly to see that some artifacts move with the glass. NO STOCK or BORROWED PHOTOS. A bit hard to photograph due to reflection on glass. The item "ELMER KREPS 1920s ART DECO Tray SIGNED Hounds & Deer HUNT Litho WOOD Frame18x11" is in sale since Monday, February 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Dinnerware & Serveware\Trays". The seller is "nashville_girl" and is located in San Jose, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Iceland, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique.