Pretty silver photograph frame by WJ Myatt & Co, Birmingham 1929. Rectangular silver frame with arched top. Profiled outer border with repousse detail. Front facet has a very slight rippled-effect from being worked. Mounted onto an easel style solid hardwood frame and support. Wood back behind a clear glass cover secured with corner tabs and single swivel tab. External measurements are 16 cm by 10.5 cm. Aperture measures 12.5 cm by 8 cm.
WJ Myatt & Co was established in 1898 as manufacturing silversmiths and electro-platers - becoming WJ Myatt & Co Ltd in 1899. In 1929 they were listed with silver-works at Graham Street and Frederick Street, Birmingham and with London showrooms at 94 Hatton Garden. Initially registered at the Chester Assay Office in 1898 (at which point they were working from Caroline Street, Birmingham) - they subsequently registered with the Birmingham Assay Office in 1900 (by this time occupying their silverworks at Graham Street and Frederick Street, Birmingham). Apart from silver manufacturers they produced "Myatt Patent Daymarked Safety Razor Blades as supplied to H. M. Government". Their activity as silversmiths appears to cease after WWII.
Arched Silver Photo Frame with Repousse Decoration by Myatt & Co 1929
The frame is in overall very good condition commensurate with age. No significant marks to the silver. Wooden frame and support are both solid and backboard held securely in place. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.