Help Identify Ornate Framed Portrait
The other day I was at an antique store and came across this beautiful, filthy, ornatly framed portrait of a woman. I bought it for only $8 as the dealer didn't know anything about it. When I got it home I realized just how ornate and old it was. The thing is covered in years of grime and dust and I started cleaning the frame. I noticed as the dirt came off the color silver became visible. It is a wood frame but seems to have silver leaf or have been painted silver. I do not know how old this portrait is but it is on canvas.
If you can give me an estimate on the time period that would be wonderful. Here are some photos to help. There is obvious water damage so I am not expecting the portrait to be worth very much.