Thank you all. The frame is wood. It's heavy with some apparent carving - at least it appears to be carved. The finish appears to be a shiny gold paint of some kind. In the depressed areas of the carving, it is not shiny - rather a flat greenish-gray to appear that is is old enough to have collected dust and lost its shine (but it came that way). It appears to me that the wood was originally painted with whatever made the depressions that dull, flat grayish-green - THEN, it looks like the shiny gold was brushed on because it's almost like you can see brush marks.