Nature’s Natural Neutral, the Bella Photo Frames in Tortoiseshell with brass trim are a classic frame with sophisticated style. Backed with beautiful walnut wood, the Bella frames work both horizontally or vertically. The large frame fits 8″x 10″ photos and the small frame holds 7″ x 5″. These gorgeous photo frames will add a touch of style to a mantelpiece, shelving or on a console table. Of course we use faux tortoise shell on all our tortoise shell designs. The print we use is unique to Forwood Design.
Tortoise shell has always been an expensive material because its beautifully mottled appearance appealed to people. The shell was very popular with the Victorians. They manufactured a wide variety of items such as fans, boxes, tea caddies, spectacles and photo frames.
The material came from the shells of the larger species of tortoise and turtle. The initial processing involved separating the layers of the scutes from the animal’s carapace by heating, softening the plates and flattening them in a press.
The Photo Frames compliments our Arden dressing table mirror in tortoiseshell creating a glamorous contemporary addition to any dressing table. We also love to combine them with our luxury Suzi B console table. The frames are also a perfect gift for any occasion including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings or Christmas.
Lastly the Bella photo frames in tortoiseshell are exceptionally easy to clean. Just wipe with a dry cloth.
Please note, in 1973, the trade of real tortoiseshell worldwide was banned under CITES.